Let’s begin New Year with something extremely healthy and relevant in today’s lifestyle and a generous dose of my excitement on joining back full time work after 9 years.
Yes, yes, yes!!! I am talking about Granola and it’s Swiss cousin Muesli, they are both made with oats, and loads of dried fruits and nuts coated in canola oil. The difference probably lies in the way one is eaten. But anyways, I don’t care. For me, a rose would smell just as sweet…
I have been meaning to make the healthy cousins for a very long time but never got around it, though if you see the process, it is the simplest thing possible.
Finally got myself out of all the sinful baking that I do and made a healthy recipe. Life has been hectic last few months with my social engagements, family responsibilities and now foray back into the full time work with 2 kids at home. I am wishing and hoping it to be as successful as other aspects of my life. Wish me luck guys :)
Back to Muesli, the recipe is very simple and nourishing. The original recipe calls for little salt. I did add it but didn’t enjoy the salty taste. I would definitely reduce it in next lot. Though V did find it acceptable but I didn’t. Everything else was just perfect about the recipe.
|400||grams of rolled oats|
|200||grams of sliced almond|
|200||grams of unsalted pistachio|
|50||grams of melon seed|
|50||grams of pumpkin seed|
|200||grams of black currant|
|50||grams of raisin|
|100||ml of raw honey|
|50||ml of olive oil|
|1||tablespoon of vanilla extract|
|1||teaspoon sea salt (optional)|
|1.||Pre-heat the oven to 180°. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss it well.|
|2.||Arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes, with occasional tossing and stirring for even baking. Allow it to cool and store in an air-tight container. Enjoy with cold milk, soaked over-night or with curd and fruits as per your choice.|
Loosely adapted from here.
I would skip or reduce the salt as I didn’t like the taste of it.
You can add any dry-fruit, change quantity or proportion to suit your need.
The muesli stays well at room temperature for weeks.