Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baked Granola

Granola is a healthy breakfast dish.  I first tasted granola at a hotel breakfast bar & instantly fell in love with it. I love crunchy food & granola is mildly crunchy which won't put so much of stress on your tooth too. Granola is mix of oats, sweetener,  nuts, dried fruits & some butter. It is a perfect filling breakfast to start your day with. I used steel cut oats to make this dish as it gives this a much crunchier texture. But the original granola consists of rolled oats & a little mix of steel cut oats too. You can play with the recipe & customize it as you like. Like for a sweetener you can go with brown sugar, maple syrup, granulated sugar, honey or any other sweetener of your choice.  I came across few microwavable granola dishes which I would love to give them a try in near future. For now I'm settling with this baked granola which makes me happy in tummy.
Prep Time-5mins
Cook Time-35mins
1Cup steel cut oats
1/4Cup brown sugar
2Tbs butter @ room temperature
1/4Tsp salt
1/4Cup pumpkin seeds
1/4Cup sliced almonds
1/4Cup chopped apricots
- Pre-heat oven @300F degrees & line the baking sheet with lining.
- In bowl mix all the above ingredients & spread the mixture evenly on baking sheet without any lumps.
- Bake @300F degrees for 15mins. Then remove granola mixture from oven & shuffle it to bake it evenly.
- Place back the baking sheet in oven & bake for 20 more minutes or till it turned to mild brown in color.
- Remove from oven & cool it on counter. In case of lumps break them before storing.
- Store it in a airtight container.
- I have used only steel cut oats. You can replace them with rolled oats or can make a crunchy granola with half & half of both.
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  1. the clicks are AWESOME!!! So beautiful and so delicious..

  2. Looks so delicious..I am sure having this handy will help have a stress free mornings!

  3. Would love to start my day with this irresistible baked granola.

  4. Looks good. I haven't tried with steel cut oats but granola tastes awesome and is a very healthy snack to have handy when the craving strikes!

  5. Love the addition of pumpkin seeds. love these guilt free crunchy munchy snacks

  6. Tempting clicks and such a delicious mixture of goodness!!!

  7. very beautiful pictures...lovely mixture

  8. That looks so nutritious and delicious...

  9. Looks wonderful! My son loves granola and this is in my to do list for a long time.

  10. That is a simple and delicious looking baked granola.