Recipe: Homemade Granola

I had been buying my granola from bakeries and shops, honestly, I found it a bit expensive at times, and sometimes I thought a certain ingredient or two were missing. And voila, bulb chamka! I decided it to start making it at home because it was a good wholesome meal for the times that hubby was rushing to work.

Here is the recipe that I follow:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Oats
  • 1 tbsp Your favorite spice, could be Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove
  • 1 cup Raw Nuts/ Seeds, like Sliced almonds, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, cashews
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Dried Fruits, like dried cranberries, apricots, pineapple, apple, raisins
  • 1 cup coconut or more nuts or more oats, as per your liking
  • 1 1/2 tsp flavoring essence, like vanilla or almond
  • 1/4 cup sweetener, like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar syrup, or even in combination
  • 1/4 cup fat, like melted butter, canola, coconut oil
  • A pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Mix the wet and dry ingredients, turns out to be quite a bit, so use a big kadhai or pan to do the mixing.
  2. Spread on the baking tray. Additionally, if you have baking paper, you can like it with that as well.
  3. Bake at 350F/ 150C until golden brown, should take about half an hour. (Dont overbake it because the first time I made it, I did overbake it and the raisins gave it a sort of bitter taste)
  4. Cool and store in an air-tight container.

P.S. I will add a picture later, this time’s batch got gobbled up without any captures.

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