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Monday, August 22, 2011

Granola Recipe - Homemade Granola(Muesli) - Healthy Diet Plan #1

Though there are a mix and match of healthy recipes in this space I wanted to go for a week healthy...... So whats up for the coming days - For a week, I will be posting healthy diet recipes which will comprise of a breakfast, lunch, dessert, teatime drink, a snack and ending up with a dinner idea so its going to be 6 recipes for this series . How does that sound?!

So am starting off with my favourite breakfast - homemade muesli / granola. You can check out my granola bars here.These days its become very common even in india in most of homes to start off the day with healthy cereals / muesli and we are no exception to it.
Homemade Muesli / Granola Recipe

Homemade Muesli / Granola Recipe


Ingredients:

  • Oats - 1 cup
  • Corn flakes - 1/2 cup
  • Badams - 3 tbsp (sliced thin)
  • Walnuts chopped - 3 tbsp
  • Dates - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Other dryfruits - 2 tbsp
  • Honey - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

Homemade Muesli / Granola Recipe
Method:
  1. Chop all the nuts and dry fruits roughy, keep aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, dry roast oats, cornflakes, walnuts, almonds , dry fruits and nuts till golden brown or till a nice aroma comes. Keep aside.
  3. Now in the same pan, add butter let it melt then add honey and salt. Allow it boil till bubbles are seen it may take 4-5mins. Now add the toasted oats, cornflakes nuts mixture. Mix well.
  4. Allow the honey butter mixture to coat the toasted oats, cornflakes nuts mixture. It may take 2-3 mins. Switch off and allow it to cool for few mins.
  5. Bake the mixture at 200 deg C for 5 mins to make it more crispy. Cool down and store it in an airtight container. Serve it with chilled milk.
Homemade Muesli / Granola RecipeYou can also see my other healthy breakfast ideas :
Homemade Muesli / Granola Recipe
My Notes :
  • The baking at the last step is purely optional but I do this for extra crispness and this will also make the muesli stay crisp for longer - Tip from Prathiba
  • Store it in an airtight container for the crispness to stay longer.
  • Muesli is totally flexible, you can just have the cup measurement in mind and add in any nuts and dry fruits of your choice.
  • Add milk preferably cold but if you like it hot, then go ahead.
Homemade Muesli / Granola Recipe

55 comments:

  1. I love Muesli and have it when snack cravings hit badly.Simple recipe and perfect to experiment with!

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  2. wow very healthy granola and better when homemade!

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  3. Very healthy recipe,loved this home made granola...

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  4. Looks beautiful and I am sure tastes even better, I love Museli since it reminds me so much of europe.

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  5. Love all the shots first sharmi... indeed a healthy start for the day.

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  6. I always wish to taste it,if some one makes yummy like this I can :) Loved the pictures...

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  7. what a coincidence sharmi, even iwas thinking to post some healthy recipes this week after festivals in last week. quite a perfect and healthy one to start a day. neat clicks too.

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  8. Wow...I always love and admire people who make Granola. Dont ask me why??? I simply admire...love ur recipe..wonderful clicks too.

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  9. Wonderful muesli Sharmilee. Great pictures to go with it as well :)

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  10. Me too comes under same category...love granola.nice clicks sharmi and thanks for d mention..:)

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  11. Very healthy breakfast to start a day. Nice clicks :)

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  12. the pictures are so good that I want to make it right now !! Wonderful muesli..

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Love the pictures.. as usual will surely try this recipe out..we all love granola at my home..

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  14. Home made is the best..looks wonderful

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  15. Looks so colorful and delicious.. super perfect :)

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  16. Healthy, perfect and delicious

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  17. Healthy one...looks fantastic....lovely pics :)

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  18. very healthy n delicious breakfast....will try this...so nice pictures n liked your presentation :)

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  19. Looks so crunchy and perfect for bf... Will try this soon...

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  20. I always like homemade granola..niceeee...

    http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

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  21. Lovely muesli..expecting more wonderful recipes from your healthy plan schedule!!
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  22. a healthy breakfast indeed when everything is homemade, wonderful idea dear, cute jar :)

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  23. Healthy, great breakfast food.

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  24. Yummy.. must be great as a parfait

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  25. Looks Yummy...my kids will love it...somehow am not a person who can take cereal or anything sweet with milk ;)

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  26. healthy museli!!!superb pics sharmi!

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  27. Wat a wonderful muesli to enjoy, wonderful healthy breakfast..

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  28. sorry for a non related comment
    Sharmi I want to try out ur eggless dates cake.
    but when I click on the link it says the page doesnt exist.
    have u removed that post ?
    I have already bought a big pack of imported dates
    help please !!!

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  29. @Mitha : I am planning to post it with stepwise so deleted the old recipe but can give you the recipe source if you can mail me ur email id...Is that ok?

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  30. How sweet of you sharmi !!!
    am sending u an email right now..
    by the way i would love to see the step by step post.
    bcoz that would be more useful
    by the way why dont my cakes get the brown colour while baking.. even the buns too
    the brown colour never shows up..
    any tips from ur side would be very much helpful!!
    Thank You

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  31. Wow...Thx Sharmi..Wanted a perfect museli recipe to try out...And i have all the ingredients for ur version at hand...Trying it out now..!!! Ur recipes always turn out perfect..:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  32. I love museli a lot. I love it as a snack. Really very healthy and nutritious.

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  33. Comforting bowl of breakfast :) Home made is always the best :)

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  34. Wow , tats really a jiffy , healthy BF. will try for my hubby and doter. Loved it :)

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  35. I also museli..Bookmarked Sharmilee..looks super great and fab clicks

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  36. I also museli..Bookmarked Sharmilee..looks super great and fab clicks

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  37. This looks great !!! There was a mention of homemade museli in your yogurt granola recipe which made me search for the homemade version !

    One query, apart from baking in the oven , are you aware of any other way to make it more crisp? We have a microwave oven, but the oven features are no match for the actual oven :)

    Thanks ! :)

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  38. @Shruthi : No I am not aware of any option other than to toast it in the oven finally...

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  39. Hi sharmi,
    I saw this recipe yesterday in your blog and tried it today since i had all the ingredients... It tastes great and the final baking step did make it super crispy.. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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  40. Hi Sharmi,
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I tried it yesterday and it tasted great! A couple of things I wasn't satisfied with though--the oats tended to form little balls which I had to keep breaking at various stages. Even then, the end product has little clusters bound together by the syrup, not separate flakes. Any idea why this could be? Or is just Bombay's humid summer? Because the entire batch has now taken the shape of the container is is kept in.
    Also, I think I'll be using a little less butter next time--it's the strongest aroma in my muesli.

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    1. I can understand your problem...I faced this issue during my first few trials and found that the problem is when honey is not mixed properly with oats,it tends to stick with oats forming small balls, so stir well in between too while baking, this will sure solve the problem.

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    2. Thank you!
      P.s. Sorry, didn't realise my name wouldn't show up. I'm Aarti, an occasional visitor to your blog from Bombay :)

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  41. Hi. I want to ask whether you have used normal cooking oats (like saffola / kellogs / quaker)or rolled oats which are thicker in size? Because I could not get rolled oats anywhere and most muesli recipes use rolled oats.

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    1. I used normal quick cooking oats only...I used quaker....Rolled oats is tough to find in india but heard its available in nut and spices

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    2. Thanks for ur prompt & kind reply...

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  42. Hi sharmi! This recipe is perfect! I wanted to know if I could omit butter.. what do you think?

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