Granola differs from classic muesli in the way it is made: Cereal flakes, nuts and seeds and dried or fresh fruit are mixed with muesli, the whole thing is immediately ready to eat and is eaten with milk, yogurt or juice. With the granola, the basic ingredients are first baked in the oven, resulting in a crunchy muesli.
Basic recipe: Bake cereal flakes and nuts in the oven
The basic recipe for making granola is very simple. To do this, mix oats, spelled or other cereal flakes with seeds and chopped nuts. Hazelnuts or walnuts, grated coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, linseed, sesame or cashews are suitable. Puffed amaranth or quinoa also go very well.
Then mix with vegetable oil, for example coconut oil or refined rapeseed oil, and some maple syrup or agave syrup, alternatively you can also use pureed banana. If you like, add some cinnamon. Then spread the slightly sticky mass evenly on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven at 160 to 180 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes until crispy, mix well after about 8 minutes so that the granola browns evenly. Keep an eye on the oven, because the granola can quickly become too dark and bitter.
Then take the tray out of the oven and let the granola cool completely. It will keep for about four weeks in a tightly closed jar or swing top jar.
Granola: Even healthier with fruit
Served with milk or yogurt, the granola is an ideal start to the day and keeps you full for a long time – according to nutritionist dr. Matthias Riedl a real power breakfast with lots of vitamins, proteins and fibre. It is best to cut some fresh fruit into small pieces and add it, for example berries, bananas, peaches or apples. By the way, the crunchy muesli is also suitable for snacking between meals and as a topping for desserts.