6.29.2008

Homemade Granola

Happy Sunday everyone! (though it's not a perfect Sunday for us, we have problem with our air conditioner, it runs but it doesn't cool, meanwhile it's 50˚C outside! *sigh....I'm burning here!*)

So, let's have some energizing breakfast!


Homemades Granola

I'm a mother of two toddlers and I always try to involve my kids in cooking and baking as much as I can, mainly as a way to make sure they eat healthy and good food. And I think that would be a good way to teach them that homemade food is one thing they should appreciate *say no to junk food please*.

One of the healthy choice to start their day is granola breakfast. And they can make with me, choosing their favorite dried fruits or nuts, just customizing as they like. They used to eat that with yoghurt and fresh fruits such as cherries, strawberries or banana or just eat as it is.

Homemades Granola

This recipe is totally adaptable, just mix your favorite dried fruits or nuts for a different experience. It can be make in big batches and you can do lots of different thing with it. Not only you can vary the granola, but you can vary the ways you eat it, as well : plain, with milk, with fresh fruits, with milk, with honey, etc.

Homemade Granola
source : Alyson of Milk Eggs and Chocolate

Making Granola

Ingredients :
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup whole pecans, halved
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup pumpkins seeds
1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 tbsp honey
1 cup (packed) dried organic cherries, cut into quarters

Directions :
• preheat oven to 300°F.
• mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl.
• melt butter with honey in heavy small saucepan over low heat. pour over granola mixture and toss well. spread out mixture on baking sheet.
• bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
• add cherries; mix to separate any clumps. continue to bake until granola is golden brown, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes longer. cool.
• can be made 2 weeks ahead. store airtight at room temperature.

9 comments:

  1. I know granola it's very healthy, but the only way I like to eat oats is warm and as poridge, but cherries 2kg sekali makan abis...

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  2. Lovely recipe... I must try to make my own granola one day! :) And we have similar bowls, hehe ...

    Margot

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  3. mbak dit,
    salam kenal ya. Aku juga paling seneng ngajak anakku ublek ublek dapur. Resepnya ini kayaknya kudu 'must' dicoba. ow ya...tks juga explaination dari digital camera nya itu. Useful banget!

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  4. granolanya keliatan enak Dit, gue dulu sering beli..tapi anak gue ga doyan..:((..kayaknya kudu coba resep loe :P

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  5. @ Zita : aku malah gak gitu suka kalo dijadiin porridge. ttg cherry itu....setujuuuuuu!!!! :D

    @ Elsye : ini anak2 suka dicemilin gitu aja. Mayan deh menambah daftar jajanan sehat buat kids.

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  6. @ Margot : hahaha.....IKEA rules, Margot ;)

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  7. @ Deby : wah senengnya kalo bisa berguna buat orang lain.

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  8. Kayaknya resep ini musti dipraktekin pagi ini deh...sesuai ketersediaan bahan. Kayaknya enak dan sehat. Makasih ya:)

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  9. Vivi : gampang kan Vi ;)

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thanks for dropping by :)