Thursday, September 4, 2008

Granola

Okay, so I had this recipe by Dorie Greenspan I wanted to make...Granola Grabbers. However, I have never heard of granola. I googled it and found Granola on Wikipedia. Okay, so it sort of sounds like what we call muesli here. So I figured the best thing was to make it and compare it. So where to get a granola recipe from? Again, trusty Google came to rescue and I found that Nigella Lawson had a granola recipe in her book Feast. Oh my gosh, and I just happened to have this book!! Her description of it was enough to make me want to rush out and make it right now, which of course I did!!

I had all the ingredients on hand, apart from the brown rice syrup. so I just substituted maple syrup instead. I guess this is one of those sorts of breakfast cereals that you could add anything you like to it. Not sure if that is a true granola, but I bet it would be scrummy!! I threw all the ingredients in a pan and lightly roasted the ingredients. Everyone had a taste as it came out of the oven, and indeed this was very tasty.I am definitely a must have breakfast girl and tried this today with yoghurt. It was a taste sensation, with lots of crunch and flavour. I think this has become our new breakfast cereal and I don't know if this batch will be enough for the Granola Grabbers now that everyone has had some!!


Granola

450g rolled oats
120g raw sunflower seeds
120g white sesame seeds
100g light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp salt
300g raisins
250g whole natural almonds
175g apple sauce
120g maple syrup or brown rice syrup
4 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp sunflower oil

Mix everything except the raisins together in a large mixing bowl.

Spread this out on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for about 40 minutes, turning and stirring regularly.

Mixture should be golden brown. Mix with raisins when cool.

5 comments:

Little Miss Flossy said...

Oh I so want to come and live at your house... all that yummy yummy food! I've been so tired recently, my cooking has gone to pot and I'm ashamed to admit we had cornflakes for dinner the other night. Gulp. You're an inspiration, I'm loving this foodie blog.

Tammy said...

I haev made Nigella's granola before - I love it! i used canned baby apples instead of the apple sauce - actually, did she suggest that? I also leave out the dried fruit because I dont like it.

Kevin said...

I recently tried making my own granola. I like the combination of ingredients that you used! It would make a great breakfast either with milk or with yogurt and berries.

Mary said...

Mmm. This looks delicious! Your beautiful museli/granola makes me want to go on a long tramp. It must be some sort of Pavlovian conditioning!

n.o.e said...

I'll be interested to see how you like the Granola Grabbers. I liked snacking on my homemade granola better than the cookies!
Nancy