Recipe: Granola

Servings? 6-10 (1/2 cup servings)   Cooking Time? 30 mins 

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What you need? 

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • t tbsp cinnamon (or nutmeg depending on your preference)
  • Mixing bowl
  • 3 cups rolled oats (I used Quaker brand, but any other will do)
  • 1 cup of granola toppings
  • Flat squared/rectangular baking tin/tray

How to cook it? 

  1. Preheat your medium sized oven to 175 degrees celcius, with rack in lowest position.
  2. In the meantime, in a small saucepan on low heat melt butter, honey, and brown sugar. I didn’t want to make this base sauce too sweet since I will be add other sweet toppings. But please adjust the honey and sugar to your own taste.
  3. Once the mixture is smooth and there are no brown sugar lumps left, add in your spice. I prefer cinnamon to nutmeg, so select one you want, or even add a blend of both.
  4. Quickly stir the mixture for a minute then take off the heat.
  5. In a mixing bowl pour in  your rolled oats then add in your sauce. Stir well so that the sauce covers all the oats evenly.
  6. Add in your topping. I make sure I add in at least one kind of nut and fruit. So my favourite go-to’s include slice almonds, orange peel, raisins or sultanas. Stir well so the toppings are also distributed evenly.
  7. Pour the batch flat into a rectangular tray or tin.
  8. Stick them in the oven for 10-15 mins , or just until they are golden brown. This should be its colour.

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9. Take then out of the oven and let them cool on the bench for at least 30 minutes. Then use a spoon to crack them apart into bite sized pieces. If you prefer granola bars use a knife to chop through in wedges.

Tips? You may swap butter with coconut oil if you prefer. In terms of presentation and use, you can choose if you want to have granola bars or uneven bite sized pieces. If you want to make granola bars, you should use a smaller tin so you can layer up a thicker mixture.

yoghurt.jpgGranola is a great snack option which will help tackle your cravings during the workday. It is also a yummy breakfast when added to yoghurt and some fresh fruits. One of our family’s regular breakfasts on the weekdays is granola, yoghurt, seasonal fruits (ie. banana, blueberry, mango) and even more toppings like pine nuts, sesame seeds, goji berry. Enjoy!


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