I'm taking you to the kitchen today to make your homemade granola
Granola is a cooked preparation that mixes cereals, fruits (nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruit…) with sugar, and takes the form of crispy nuggets.
It can be enjoyed for breakfast with milk or yoghurt, or used in the preparation of desserts or energy cereal bars.
Granola has a lot in common with muesli.
Most of the ingredients are the same except that the granola is cooked and sweet to become crispy.
The history of granola
Granola comes from the United States. It is believed to have been invented between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Originally, the recipe was popularized by hippies for its nourishing and natural virtues.
- 250g oatmeal
- 5 cl organic fruit juice
- 150g seed mixture (sunflower, squash)
- 100g dried fruit mixture
- 150g chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp neutral oil
- 6 tbsp honey or agave syrup or maple
- 1 tbsp spices (cinnamon, gingerbread…)
- 1 pinch of fleur de sel
Preheat the oven to 150oC (Th 5)
Coarsely crush the dried fruit
In a bowl, combine cereals, seeds, dried fruit, fruit juice, oil and honey
Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 20 minutes
When out of the oven, allow to cool before adding the spices and fleur de sel and chocolate chips
A quality granola is high in fibre, in good fat…
It is an energy booster that can be very easily declined in multiple versions
At Greenweez for all types of organic cereal flakes (oats, buckwheat, quinoa, rice), but also dried fruits, seeds and nuts.
After cooking, the granola can be stored for several weeks in a can, an airtight pot or a freezer bag.
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Nutritional values per person
Taste the granola preferably in the morning or snack in case, but do not abuse it, even if the composition of the homemade granola offers some interesting nutritional resources
Oats provide slow sugars, protein and fibre guaranteed anti-bar stroke and perfect against snacking.
In addition, slow sugars are assimilated more gently by the body and thus provide energy to the body over a longer period of time.
Almonds and nuts provide fatty acids, trace elements (calcium, magnesium, zinc), B vitamins, fibre and protein.
Even if they are high in energy, a moderate daily intake is beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
In natural sugar
Honey will naturally sweeten the whole. In addition it is rich in simple sugars, easily assimilated, it also contains many vitamins
I take the opportunity to discover if you do not already know Sandra from the blog "Pétrin" who simmered another gourmet recipe of her granola mocha and banana chips,