Monday, 10 September 2018

Healthy Breakfast Granola

Hello friends,

I'm going to be very honest with you today. This recipe is not solely mine. It was inspired  by a dear friend Sabina Ahmed who brought a batch of her homemade muesli/granola chunks to a luncheon date for all of us to try.

The main similarity between muesli and granola is both are made up of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. The difference is  muesli is unbaked while granola is combined and baked along with a sweetener and oil to bind the ingredients together.


Granola


I tried to do a granola mixture of a few healthy nuts,  seeds and oats adding Olive oil (healthy fat) and organic honey as a sweetener. Its not baked but a quick fix in a pan over the flame. But turned out deliciously nutty just like me. LOL!!
 




Ingredients

100 gms almonds
100  gms walnut
100 gms sunflower seeds
100 gms pumpkin seeds
50 gms peanuts
50 gms blacksesame seeds (til)
2 cups pressed Oats
50 gms black raisins.
100 gms white raisins
2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Cooking Olive oil

Homemade Granola

Method

1.Measure all the Ingredients from the above list and keep ready to mix.
2. Roughly chop the almonds into 2/3 pieces and walnuts into half.
3. Mix all the dry fruits, seeds and nuts with hand. The oats don't have to be mixed here.
4. Take a deep bottom dish, roast the mixture. keep  aside.
5. In the same pan add the olive oil and honey, now mix in the granola  mixture and oats. See that the honey gets coated and mixes well.
6. We do not want to cook this on high flame or for a long time. So keep flame on low for 2 minutes maximum time.
Granola

My Granola Breakfast bowl


Ingredients

1 banana
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup of my  Granola mix
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Method

 In a bowl, add the yogurt to the bottom, sprinkle the cinnamon powder. Now add the granola and layer it with chopped banana. You can have this chilled. It tastes so yummy and keeps your tummy full for over two hours. Trust me.


Options

1. You can substitute dates with honey. Add dates to oil and let it gets cooked before adding granola mix.
2. I missed to add flax seeds. So next time I add that too.
3. Cashew or Pistachio is another option. Kids will love it.
4. Store in an air-tight container or refrigerate for a longer shelf life.







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