Make your own granola – 5 recipes

Attention all muesli lovers: With these tips and tricks you can easily make your own sour granola.

Best of all, it’s even healthier than all the supermarket products. Because many store-bought sour muesli are real sugar bombs – and this contradicts what granola muesli is advertised as being healthy.

Find out what ingredients you can use to mix up your own granola – without too much stress or time.

what is granola

The basis of all granola is oats, which are baked on a baking sheet in the oven or in a pan with a mixture of nuts, seeds, baking cocoa, cocoa, coconut chips, dried fruits, honey, coconut oil or, or.

As you can see, only natural foods are used in the preparation – no hidden, refined sugar, no unhealthy fats.

Whether high-protein, low-carb, or gluten-free granola – one great thing about homemade sourdough muesli: you can decide how to put it together. No more cherry picking.

The Crunch Factor: How Crispy Is Granola?

Five things are important:

  • liquid sweetener (honey or maple syrup)
  • oil (eg coconut oil)
  • cooking temperature
  • burning time
  • cooling time

The liquid sweetness and liquid butter allow all the ingredients to come together very gently. If you bake your sour muesli in the oven, use baking paper – this will prevent your muesli from sticking to the pan.

The best cooking temperature is 180 degrees (electric oven). Stir your muesli once and keep an eye on it at the end – if it gets too dark, it tastes too bitter. Cooking time is between 15 and 25 minutes (depending on how much mass is distributed on the sheet).

After baking, let your homemade granola cool completely before slicing it tightly. Heating causes the muesli to become more sour.

Granola vs instant granola

For example, homemade sour muesli is obtained with natural sweetness from honey, bee syrup or agave syrup, and therefore does not contain refined white sugar.

You can decide yourself how sweet your granola should be and thus prevent it from turning into a sugar bomb like ready-to-eat muesli. Most ready-to-eat granola from major brands has about 25 grams of sugar per 100 grams.

If you still reach for ready-made, mixed granola, check the ingredients list to see if the product is refined sugar or unsweetened. Another advantage of homemade granola: It is cheaper than the ready mix.

This is the perfect way to store crunchy muesli

After the homemade granola has cooled completely, it should be finely rolled, sealed with air and stored in a cool place.

Large storage containers are ideal for this. The sour muesli can be stored in them for up to 2 weeks and still remains wonderfully sour. If he hasn’t been cut off from his fun by then.

Granola – The basic recipe

You can modify the basic granola recipe as you like. Kernels instead of nuts, butter instead of butter, vanilla instead of cinnamon – there are no limits to the preparation options.

  • 300 grams of roasted peppers
  • 100 grams of walnuts
  • 80 g of coconut oil
  • 50 ml liquid sweetener, such as maple syrup, honey, rice or date syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven (electric oven: 180°C / fan: 160°C). If you want, grind the walnuts. Mix with oatmeal in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a pan and mix with the liquid sweetener and cinnamon and add to the pepper and mix well.
  3. Line a baking sheet and spread the granola on top.
  4. Bake the granola for 10-15 minutes until it turns brown.

Tip: Keep an eye on the oven for the last five minutes to prevent the granola from burning. Turn the pan a few times while the granola is cooking.

After the granola has cooled, other treats can be added, such as cocoa nibs, coconut chips, or dried fruit.

Healthy Granola Recipes

You can’t go wrong with a basic recipe when granola is involved. If you need more inspiration for your granola creations, here are four favorite recipes from the FIT FOR FUN editorial team to spice up your breakfast. Have fun!

Recipe: gluten-free buckwheat chocolate peanut granola

Granola with walnuts and walnuts

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