Thanks to blogging,I am getting to know new recipes,new dishes and many many new terms through this virtual world :). All these days for me breakfast means idly/dosai etc or I have seen people going fancy to a certain extent and eat cornflakes with milk (though I never liked it).But then I never knew what a muesli or granola meant and on fine day I sw recipes for granola and museli here and there in few websites and also books(Femina). By now I was all game to try this,so when I went to shopping I just picked a pack of ready made granola and saw the ingredients.It was very simple and I thought I could replicate it easily and I was not wrong.I followed the recipe from magazine as baseline and added ingredients according to our liking and finally the magic ingredient that makes any thing tasty-NUTELLA 🙂 This granola was so tasty and crunchy that I was not able o sop munching,however I can’t have any sweets for breakfast so I just kept on munching this as snacks when ever I felt like.The batch I made lasted for mere 2 days.Try this recipe if you are yet to try granola at home,so simple I say 🙂
Home made granola recipe:
1 1/2 cup oats( I could not find old fashioned so used quick cooking)
1/8 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup mixed seeds(sun flower,vellari vidhai,pumpkin seeds etc)
1/8 cup raisins
1/8 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons nutella
1/8 cup water
1.First dry roast oats until crispy and keep aside
2.Next in the same pa dry roast all the seeds,raisins and almonds,set aside
3.In the same pan heat butter and add sugar to it.Add nutella and water,stir well till the paste turns smooth.Now add the roasted ingredients and coat well.
4.Add chocolate hips and mix well.Spread it on a baking sheet.
5.Roast in the pre heated oven for 5-7 minutes at 180C,till the granola turns dry and crispy.
1.Along with oats you can add any other cereal like barley,wheat flakes etc.
2.You can even add pitted dates,figs
3.You can add honey instead of nutella for a traditional granola
4.When serving for breakfast serve with few fresh fruits and cold milk