Homemade granola is the very master of breakfast cereals. Bake your own, that is much cheaper compared to buying it in the shops. We have put a little effort into creating the recipe for our granola. But basically, it is just a müsli like mixture baked with syrup. You can change it, to suite your own taste, and remove, or add ingredients at your will. I suggest that you try making this delicate crunchy breakfast using, for example, dried fruit like mango, banana, cocos, or papaya. Also, different seeds are good, roasted on a dry frying pan. Try sunflower, pumpkin, and cashew, almonds, pistachio, and hazelnuts. This recipe contains lots of fibers, good for your digestion.
Three ways of making Granola.
Variation 1: A bag of ordinary boring müsli
Variation 2: Ordinary müsli with extra nuts, seeds and fruits
Variation 3: From scratch
First, we try to make a good granola out of an ordinary package of müsli.
A bag of about 600-750 grams from the local supermarket with nuts suits this first try at making our own granola. Put the content of the bag in a big bowl and drizzle the syrup over the müsli and stir it so it evenly covers it all. Cut a sheet of baking paper to fit a baking tray and spread half of the mix on the tray. Put it in a pre-heated oven at 165°C for about twenty minutes, or a little more. Remember to stir it a couple of times. When the time is gone and the mix is browning, take it out of the oven and let it cool, while you put in a baking tray with the last half of the mix in the oven.
When the granola is done, let it all cool down before putting it in sealed jars, where it can be kept for about a couple of weeks to a month. The finished granola is a really delicious crunchy topping for your homemade yogurt.
Secondly, we try making granola of a normal package of müsli, just like the one we have just experimented with. But in this recipe we will add some extra goodies, like nuts and seeds that we like.
Here we will just add some pistachios, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds. Measure about 50 to 75 grams of each. Then just follow the recipe as above.
Last we will try to let the fantasy loose and use all kinds of ingredients that we can imagine to put in a granola just as we prefer to have it. This is my own favorite. For your own, use what you will like to have in it. It is simple and it’s just to pick and choose what you prefer. It can be all kinds of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Here is a list of ingredients the way I like it myself.
50 grams Cocos flakes
50 grams Pistachios
50 grams Dried Papaya
50 grams Roasted pumpkin seeds
50 grams Roasted sunflower seeds
250 grams Oats
This crunchy topping for your homemade yogurt is so delicate that when you have tried it, you will never return to the ordinary müsli again.