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16 Oct 2012

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Homemade Healthy Granola

Homemade Granola V1.0
Homemade Healthy Granola V1.0

I've been making my own granola for a while. It's really super easy and healthy as you know what ingredients you have put into the mix. Way easier than reading and deciphering the ingredients used in boxes or packages.

Served with the usual milk and fresh fruits or what we liked yoghurt and fruits which at times BoiBoi would love this as his dessert with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or maple syrup. For myself, I'll have a handful of these when I crave for a snack. For those who are new here, do check out my homemade yoghurt recipe filled with fail proof tips. Yes, yes I know a bit over the top huh, everything homemade except I don't have a cow to milk from heh! :p

Homemade Granola V1.0 - mixing
Homemade Healthy Granola V1.0 in a mixing bowl

Homemade Granola V1.0 - spread out
Homemade Healthy Granola V1.0 all laid out on baking tray

Anyway the first version of granola where I experimented using raw cane sugar instead in syrup form. The only issue is the sugar did not melt and caramalised. Conclusion is... best to use sugar in syrup form which can be corn syrup, maple syrup or honey. Don't fret over the use of sugar in your granola as the entire recipe only requires 2 Tbsp! Consider very little as oppose to store bought stuff.

Homemade Granola V1.0 - cooling
Homemade Healthy Granola V1.0 cooling down


Homemade Healthy Granola V1.0

250 g rolled oat
50 g sunflower seed
50 g pumpkin seed
20 g flax seed
150 g walnut and almonds, roughly chopped
80 g organic raw cane sugar
30 ml sunflower oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
250 g mixture of golden raisins, black raisins and cranberries

Mix all ingredients except the dried fruits in a mixing bowl. Line tray with baking paper and bake in pre-heated oven at 170ºC between 15 - 20 minutes. Turn the mixture every 8 minutes or so or when you see the edges and top portion turned browned. It's done when mixture become golden brown. Remove from oven and cool down. Once cooled, mix in the dried fruits and store in air tight glass jar.

Yield about 700 g of granola. Keep up till 7 days or longer in the fridge.

Version 2.0 is the tweaked version where a syrup is used. The granola mix is just lightly coated with syrup hence it's not exactly sweet. The dried fruits are there to sweeten up anyway. Just feel free to experiment to put in your choice of dried fruits and nuts.


Homemade Granola V2.0 - mix
Homemade Healthy Granola V2.0 all mixed up

Homemade Granola V2.0 - baking
Homemade Healthy Granola V2.0 all laid out for baking

Homemade Healthy Granola V2.0

250 g rolled oat
50 g sunflower seed
20 g flax seed
150 g hazelnuts and almonds, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp golden syrup (can be replaced with maple syrup or honey)
30 ml sunflower oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
250 g mixture of golden raisins, black raisins, cranberries, dates (diced), apricot (diced)


Mix all ingredients except the dried fruits in a mixing bowl. Line tray with baking paper and bake in pre-heated oven at 170ºC between 15 - 20 minutes. Turn the mixture every 8 minutes or so or when you see the edges and top portion turned browned. It's done when mixture become golden brown. Remove from oven and cool down. Once cooled, mix in the dried fruits and store in air tight glass jar. 

Yield about 700 g of granola. Keep up till 7 days or longer in the fridge.

Homemade Granola V2.0 - mix in fruits
Homemade Healthy Granola V2.0 with dried fruits mixed in

Homemade Granola V2.0 - with yoghurt
Homemade Healthy Granola V2.0 served with fresh fruits and yoghurt

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