Gone are the days, where we used to have elaborate breakfast of Idli, chutney, or upma and dosas. We prefer to keep our breakfast lighter, at the same time healthy and rich with proteins. While my H is a fan of those sugar-coated cornflakes, I am really worried about the processed sugar content in it. While keeping this in mind, I prefer to serve breakfast recipes that are less in processed sugar and more in nutrients on a healthy note. Moreover, I wanted to make sure I know the ingredients that go into it. I have tried to adapt this granola recipe after googling it from many blogs and finally achieved at the right composition of ingredients that my family loves and prefers to eat. While I make this in batches for breakfast to retain the freshness, my LO loves to feed them as such due to the sweetness of the honey and some of his favorite dry fruits and nuts. Now I have to make sure I prepare large batches to fulfill the snack pranks of that little tummy. Do try this healthy granola mix and enjoy them for your breakfast or snack. Over to the recipe now.
- Take a mixing bowl and add one cup of oats. ( I used Original quaker oats for this). Chop the nuts roughly into pieces and add them.
- In a small bowl, melt the butter and set them aside. Add cornflakes, brown sugar, chopped nuts, and raisins to the bowl. Now add the wet ingredients – honey, melted butter and vanilla essence to it.
- Preheat heat an oven to 300 F. In a broad plate, line up all the ingredients together and transfer to the oven. Bake them for 10 mins first.
- Remove them and turn over the ingredients and bake again for 10 mins. This will result in uniform roasting.
- Remove from oven and cool them on a cooling rack, until they come to room temperature. Store them in an airtight box.
- Serve them with warm/ cold milk and fruits for breakfast.
- . If you do not have an oven, you can dry roast every ingredient separately in a pan and lastly add honey, brown sugar, and vanilla essence.
- Do not increase the temperature to more than 300 F. This might result in burnt granola.
- I have used the dry fruits and nuts that were available in my pantry. You can use any dry fruits and nuts based on your availability. Make sure to adjust the honey and brown sugar content if using dry fruits already high in sugar content.