What is Granola? Basically rolled oats (or any whole grain cereals) crumbled and baked until crispy. Some might confuse it with muesli, which is not baked. Made “famous” by the hippie movement for its organic quality, as well as the fact that it’s easy and light to carry around during hikes and nature trails.
|Don’t you just love those clumps? Yum!
Granola is a great breakfast food or snack to have around the house, and making your own allows you to control the ingredients in it. I’ve had my fair share of granola, eating them by the fistfuls until I realized I might as well be eating a jar of Nutella because of the amount of fats and sugars added.(Let’s set the record straight, I don’t want to come off as a granola eating baker. I’m NOT. Usually, I eat granola because of the yummy add-ins. Let’s be real.)
This is a basic granola recipe you can use to make your on and stir into your yogurt, top your fruit with or just snack on. The possibilities for add-ins are endless and here are just a few: Cranberries, Raisins, Walnuts, Pecans, Slivered Almonds, Chocolate Chips, and Coconut Flakes. I had mine over an easy Mango Puree I made. Enjoy!
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup black sesame seeds
¼ cup golden flax seeds
½ cup honey
2 tablespoons molasses
Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat oven 350 F.
In a medium bowl, stir all the ingredients together.
- Spread on a lined sheet tray. Place in oven.
- After 10 minutes, use a spatula to move your granola around for even browning.
- Cook until desired golden color.
|Mango Puree on bottom; Granola on top!
What’s your favorite granola add-in? Do you have a favorite granola you buy at the store?