Okay i had to admit, i have consumed packets and packets of muesli when i was pregnant. i am not sure about the month, but sometime in my second trimester, i craved a lot of this stuff for breakfast. I know it is good with full of oats, nuts and dried fruits..But few months after that i totally disliked it, i never want to see that stuff again. Yes you guys know about pregnancy right..
From those days, Its been a while since i had this muesli. Few weeks back, i thought to give this a try at home, since i had all the ingredients on hand. And i should tell you, it was thousand times better than the ones which you get at stores..
And now i can proudly say that this is the best granola or muesli in the world. I modified the recipe according to my taste and available ingredients. Normally they use rolled oats for this, but i couldn't find that stuff in my place, so i used quick cooking oats and it was delicious..I also used jaggery in place of brown sugar.
I had few bowls of this muesli mixed with milk in the following days, i gave half of the mix to my mom and i reserved few cups of this for making the best granola muffins in the world. And today i did that too, it was amazing, i will post that recipe sometime by today, so keep a eye on my blog. This post is quite a big one, so be patient to load it for a while and check the pics out..Hope you will try this recipe and let me know how it turned out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Instant Oats - 3 cups
Whole Flax Seeds - 1 cup
Almonds / Badam - 1/4 cup
Cashewnuts - 1/4 cup
Dried Apricots - 5 chopped finely
Dried Cranberries - 1/4 cup
Sultanas / Kishmish - 1/4 cup
Brown Sugar / Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon Powder - 2 tsp
Butter - 3 tblspn
Honey - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Preheat the oven to 160 Degree C.
Take oats, flax seeds,almonds, cashews, cinnamon in a large mixing bowl . Toss well.
Now in a sauce pan, take butter, jaggery, honey, vanilla and heat it till it is melted.
Pour this over the oats mix and toss well.
Now grease a large baking sheet with high sides. Tip this mix in the tray and spread it evenly in a thin layer.
Now put this in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 mins, remove this every 10 mins from the oven and give a good mix and put it back in the oven..
At one stage the oats will have turned crispy and not at all sticky. Remove this from oven and add in dried apricots, cranberries, sultanas and mix well.
Now allow this mix to cool down and store in a air tight container.
Add hot milk or cold milk to this and enjoy, you can have it as it is too..
|Take all your ingredients|
|You need cashew and almonds, you can |
add any of your favorite nuts
|In the case of dried fruits, i used apricots,|
|i chopped the apricots to small pieces|
|Now take a large bowl|
|These are very healthy for you|
|add in cinnamon powder|
|in a sauce pan|
|heat this up|
|once butter is melted|
|pour this over the oats mix|
|grease a baking tray with oil|
|tip the mix in|
|spread it evenly|
|once it has had its 10 mins remove from oven,|
|after 10 mins, remove from oven|
|bake again..repeat this till the granola is all dry and cripsy|
|now add in the chopped dried fruits|
|Enjoy it as it is..|
|or add some milk and have it..|