Homemade granola - a healthy snack, nutritious breakfast and the right dessert for those who watch their food and take care of their health. Any nuts, dried fruits and seeds can be added to the granola - everything you like, without restrictions, only taste and wallet can dictate which ingredients to use. The principle of cooking granola is simple: oatmeal fried in a dry skillet is mixed with nuts, seeds and dried fruit, seasoned with melted honey and baked. You can then cut the granola into candy bars or break it into small pieces.
Granola is a popular luncheon snack in the United States containing oatmeal, nuts and honey, sometimes rice, which are usually baked to a crispy state. Dried fruits are usually added to the mixture.
- Cooking time: 1 hour
- Servings: 10
Ingredients for making homemade granola
- 200 g of instant oatmeal;
- 100 g sunflower seeds;
- 100 g of blanched peanuts;
- 100 g white sesame;
- 100 g dried apricots;
- 100 g dates;
- 30 g of flax seeds;
- 10 g ground cinnamon;
- 20 g orange peel powder;
- 150 g of flower honey;
- 20 g of granulated sugar;
- 50 g butter.
Method of making homemade granola
We take a large cast-iron skillet, pour oatmeal, put it on the stove. Constantly stirring, heat over moderate heat. Fry the flakes until golden.
Fry all the seeds separately. They have a different size, therefore, you need different times for their roasting. First, put the sunflower seeds, stirring, prepare them until golden brown.
Then fry the blanched peanuts. Chop the nuts with a knife or a wooden pestle in a large crumb.
White sesame will be prepared very quickly, especially if you pour it on a hot frying pan. As soon as he zazolotitsya, you need to pour the seeds on a cold plate or board.
Cut dried apricots and dates into strips or small cubes. It is very convenient to “cut” dried fruit with tailor's scissors - it turns out quickly.
Pour oatmeal, dried fruit and roasted seeds into a deep bowl.
Add flax seeds, they do not need to be pre-processed.
To add an oriental flavor and flavor, season the dish with ground cinnamon and orange peel powder. Instead of powder, you can remove the zest from an orange or lemon.
Put the clean bowl in the water bath. Put in a bowl of butter, honey and 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (cane can). Heat the mass until it becomes liquid, remove from heat.
Pour the melted mass into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients, mix well until the honey and butter soak the products.
A small baking sheet is covered with baking parchment, greased with a drop of olive oil. We spread the mass, distribute evenly, compacted with a spoon or hand.
Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. We put the form in the middle of the oven. Bake the granola for about 20 minutes. We get out of the oven, cover with parchment, cool for several hours.
Then cut the granola with a knife into squares or finely break it with your hands.
Pour homemade muesli in a bowl, add yogurt, milk or fruit juice. We immediately serve this fast, tasty and nutritious breakfast.
By the way, honey under the influence of high temperature loses some of its useful qualities, but granola cannot do without it in the recipe. Additionally, pour the ready breakfast with a teaspoon of thick honey, it will turn out to be even tastier and healthier.
Homemade granola is ready. Enjoy your meal!