Homemade Nutty Granola / Muesli2018-01-11
- Skill Level: Intermediate
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- Servings : 8 cup
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 20m
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Homemade granola is not only healthier than store bought but is cheaper too. It is very simple and you can build your own healthy homemade granola with a different combination of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, flavorings etc. I have tried different combination and all of them are equally good and simple. You can check out other creative granola recipes like Super Berries Granola and Maple Pecan Pie Granola.
Homemade granola is extremely tasty and healthy; basically a dessert in breakfast form. It is a perfect breakfast option for vegans too. It is a rich source of Protein, dietary fiber, Carbohydrate, Vitamins, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium and other minerals etc.
- 4 cup – Old-fashioned raw, whole rolled oats
- 1 cup – Organic Puffed Quinoa
- ¼ cup – Organic, raw Almonds, chopped
- ¼ cup – Organic, Walnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup – Organic, unsalted Pistachio, chopped
- ¼ cup – Organic, raw Pecans, chopped (or your choice of chopped dried fruit)
- ¼ cup – Organic Flaxseeds
- ¼ cup – Organic Pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup – Coconut flakes, optional
- ¼ cup – Chocolate chips, optional
- 1 tablespoon – Ragi Flour, optional
- ¼ cup – Raisins or sultanas
- 1 teaspoon – Cinnamon powder (or your favourite spice like pumpkin spice, cardamom, gingerbread mix etc.)
- 1 large pinch fine sea salt
- 1/3 cup – Organic Maple Syrup (or your choice of sweetener like honey, agave, brown sugar, jaggery etc.)
- 1 ½ teaspoon – Vanilla essence (or your choice of flavouring like almond essence, orange etc.)
- ¼ cup – Water or Organic Coconut oil (or melted butter, canola oil or coconut butter etc.), optional
Preheat oven to 170 Celsius / 350 Fahrenheit.
Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, quinoa, nuts, seeds, ragi flour, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Exclude raisins, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
Pour in honey and vanilla. Mix well, until every oat and nut is lightly coasted. You can adjust sweetness level here by adding more honey.
Pour the granola onto your prepared pan and spread it in an even layer. Bake until golden, about 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway.
Let the granola cool completely, undisturbed. Now stir in raisins, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 weeks. You can also store it in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You can serve it with some Greek yogurt, fresh fruits, milk or it can be eaten as is.
- I did not add oil as I don’t prefer adding it in granola. It may result in less clumpy granola but you can adjust it by adding more honey. Though I like less clumpy granola.
- Homemade granola can taste like burnt if you overcook it; keep a close eye and stirring it halfway.
- Oats are gluten-free by nature but other ingredients might contain gluten. Check the package label if you are concerned with gluten content.