This blog has been dead for really long, I am so sorry. Thank you to all those kind friends who share that they look forward to seeing my food photos or reading my food blog. You guys make me happy!
Anyway, if you’ve been following me on Instagram you would know that I’ve been on a granola craze recently. If you’ve met up with me, I probably would have gone on yakking about my granola. Mainly because I finally found the golden ratio of making granola, and have never looked back since.
If you’re a big fan of granola and find yourself spending $10/ week on granola, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make your own. Plus you can choose whatever you want to put in!
So the basics to granola making are
Dry mix – 6 cups worth
You need 3 cups of rolled oats. Then the other 3 cups can be anything you want! Common things that I add are quinoa flakes, flaxseed powder, sliced almonds, walnuts. Other nuts include cashews, peanuts. You can always add seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. (I buy them in bulk at Mustafa or Phoon Huat)
Wet mix – adds up to 1 cup
I generally melt 80g of salted butter, and whisk it together with 1/2 cup of honey and 1 egg white. The principles are that you need an oil (butter in my case; which you can substitute with olive oil/ flaxseed oil/ neutral canola oil/ coconut oil), a sweetener (honey in my case; which you can substitute with maple syrup/ molasses) and a binder (which is the egg white that helps to make the granola clump better).
Flavours – be more creative than me!
Usually I sprinkle loads of cinnamon onto my granola mix before I bake it but you can always add other spices to the mix. Other than that, you would usually add your flavourings once the granola is baked. If you want a matcha twist, you can add 2 tablespoon of matcha powder and mix it up.
Dried fruits (raisins, cranberries, figs, mangoes) / Cacao nibs are mixed in after the granola is baked as well because you don’t want your dried fruit getting all burnt.
With these basic principles, feel free to go crazy with your granola!! But if it’s your first time and you’re feeling a bit scared, here’s my recipe that I always make 🙂
Basic Granola Mix
Lasts for 1 week in my household, hopefully it’ll last longer in yours
3 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of quinoa flakes
1/2 cup of flaxseed powder
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of sliced almonds
80g of melted salted butter
1/2 cup of honey
1 egg white
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1/2 cup of raisins
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
3. Mix the rolled oats, quinoa flakes, flaxseed powder, walnuts, almonds and cinnamon powder well.
4. Whisk the butter, honey and egg white until a homogenous emulsion is formed.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix, and toss until everything is coated well.
6. Lay out the mix onto the baking paper, pack it tightly.
7. Bake it in the oven for 40 minutes, take it out when it’s nicely browned.
8. Let it cool in the baking tray, don’t touch it so that the clumps can form nicely.
9. Once it’s cooled, use your fingers to break the granola into clumps, mix in the raisins and store it in an airtight container.
10. Enjoy it with yogurt or milk!