28 June 2014

HOMEMADE GRANOLA - Easy and healthy!

Hi everyone! :) 

Sorry for not posting last week but I got soooo much work to do concering my summer exam session at uni. I'm sure that some of you know exactly what such session really means (hard working, hard thinking, not enough sleep and time). Fortunately, it has just come to an end and at last I've got enough time to talk to you! :)

Today's post is a food one - I really want to present you my recipe for making a homemade GRANOLA! Granola is just a mixture of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, honey and melted butter. It's much cheaper (and healthier!) to make granola at home than get it in a supermarket (crunchy muesli in the store is often high in sugar and contains unhealthy oils and fats). 

In addition, it only depends on you which combination you pick out; you can mix your favourite ingredients and enjoy the taste! :) 

 Before baking.

  After baking.

Please do not feel repelled by this pretty long ingredient list below beacuse most of these things you certainly have in your kitchen. :)

INGREDIENTS (for 10 servings)

30 tablespoons rolled oats 
4 tablespoons almond flakes
4 tablespoons coconut chips
3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cups chopped walnuts 
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1 cup dried cranberry
4 teaspoons cinnamon 
4 tablespoons liquid honey 
2 tablespooons melted butter 


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees F.
2. Combine all dry ingredients (rolled oats, seeds, nuts, flakes, chips, cinnamon) in a large bowl. 
3. Add melted butter and liquid honey. Stir.
4. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet (covered in a parchment paper).
5. Bake until golden and brown (for about 15-20 minutes). Stir the granola with a spoon every 3 or 4 minutes so it will bake evenly.
6. Remove from the oven and place in a large bowl. Add dried cranberry, mix and let cool before storing.

 Granola constitues a perfect grab-and-go snack and an ideal breakfast meal when served with a natural yohgurt or fresh fruits!

You can keep it in a jar up to three weeks but whether you fall in love with it, I assure you it will disappear much sooner than expected. :D

Bon appetit!!

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