Homemade granola with step by step pictures- Oats combined with healthy sweetener and oil, along with nuts and seeds of your choice, flavored with spices and essence, baked till crisp or crumply, as per your liking, is granola. Granola is a very healthy and popular breakfast option. The best part about making granola at home is the control you can have on it. You can control the cost; homemade is obviously cheaper than the store-bought one. Other than that you can control the sweetness, and you can play with the flavors, etc. You can put the add ons as per your choice and skip the ones you do not like. With some granola in your pantry, you are a step away from a healthy and wholesome breakfast. In this blog you will learn how to make granola along with the step by step pictures.
Oats: Rolled oats or old fashioned oats work for the homemade granola recipe. Frankly, when I made the recipe video for homemade granola I was short of rolled oats. Therefore I used instant oats. Certainly, it did not give the perfect texture as that of granola, rather I got very crumbly oats but we loved the same. So if you think you might like chewy and clumpy oats, you can also use the instant oats (at your own risk though).
Oil: I have used coconut oil to make granola. You can use any unflavored oil of your choice. What is important is to use the sweetener and oil in the same proportion. For crispier granola, you can reduce the quantity of oil mentioned in the recipe.
Honey: I have used honey to sweeten my granola. You can also use maple syrup or brown sugar etc. Well, I like my granola on a sweeter side. You can reduce the quantity for a lesser sweet version.
Nuts and dry fruits: I have used almonds and I had plans to use coconut flakes. But I forgot to add the same. If you plan to use nuts or dry fruits, do not add them with the other dry ingredients. Always add the nuts, especially dry fruits, at a later stage. And bake the same for not more than 10 minutes otherwise they tend to get burnt.
Seeds: You can use any seeds of your choice. Such as chia seeds, flax seeds, etc.
Flavorings: There are a number of ways to flavor the granola. You can add in spices such as cinnamon powder, cloves powder, etc. Further you can add essence, like vanilla, almond etc.
There are a number of things which are bought from the stores, but can easily be prepared at home. These things include garlic butter, condensed milk, cream cheese, etc. Apart from these, we have a collection of homemade paste and purees, which is sure to make your life easier and better. Do try making these paste and puree and believe me, you will find that the cooking time will reduce drastically as well as the food will be so much better.
Team it with yogurt and a few fruits for a wholesome weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe makes approximately two and a half cups of granola.
2.In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of rolling oats.
3.Followed by ½ tsp cinnamon (dal chini) powder.
4.Next add in ¼ cup of slivered almonds.
5.Followed by ¼ tsp of salt.
6.Mix all the dry ingredients.
7.In another mixing bowl, add in ¼ cup of coconut oil.
8.Followed by ¼ cup of honey.
9.Next add in ½ tsp of vanilla essence.
10.Mix all the wet ingredients.
11.Next add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
13.Put on a baking dish.
14.Spread it well.
15.Bake it at 150°C for 20-25 minutes, stirring mid way.
16.Let it cool down completely. Thereafter fill in an air tight container.
17.Serve. Bon appetite.
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20-25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30-35 minutes
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