I never knew that making my own granola can be so easy. I will usually get a box of dorset cereals from the supermarket here if i want to take granola. As i was looking at the box when i was preparing my yogurt, i saw the list of ingredients listed on it..oats, raisins, pumpkin seeds, almond flakes, sunflower seeds, honey, vanilla, etc..hey, i have all these ingredients with me..maybe i can try making my own granola. I searched the internet and found there are quite a number of granola recipes across.... very simple steps so i decided to make it my own. To me, i think the best thing of making my own granola is not that the one i made is healthier as i do believe that the dorset cereals are quite good and healthy too...it's actually we have the choice over what we want to put in. Maybe you do not like raisins or coconut flakes in there or maybe you prefer some other nuts, so it gives us the the flexibility of putting our favourite ingredients in the granola. No actual source, just putting what i like. Besides some of the usual ingredients, I also added some chinese red dates and wolfberries after the granola completed its baking.
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup wheatgerm
3 tbsp flaxseeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp maple syrup
21/2 tbsp honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
after baking, add these:
a handful of wolfberries
1/4 cup seedless chinese red dates
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
3 pieces of dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 170C. Line a baking sheet or baking tray.
2.Mix maple syrup, honey, vegetable oil, ground cinnamon in a bowl.
3.Combine rolled oats, flaxseeds, wheatgerm, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chopped almond in a large bowl. Pour in the honey mixture ( no 2) into these dry ingredients and mix till everything is well coated
with the honey mixture. Spread these into a baking sheet or baking tin and bake for 25 minutes till they are golden brown, stirring them every 10 minutes.
4. After baking, add in the dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, chinese red dates and wolfberries.
5. Let cool down and store in airtight container.
Granola with Yogurt
|queenie, as per yr request, this is the maple|
syrup that i used.
if you use wolfberries from the fridge, you may find them a little hard. You can thaw them first , they will turn soft.
* on another note, my baking buddy, Zoe from Bake for happy kids will be starting a blog hop "Cook like a Star" on the 1st March 2012 and the first food celebrity that Zoe has chosen is Donna Hay. Everyone is invited to join , so quickly go and look up for donna hay's recipes and join in the fun and support! Please visit Zoe's blog for more details!