Traditionally, granola is made from oatmeal (less often rye, wheat, barley) with the addition of nuts, dried berries, spices and sweeteners. Granola is often confused with granola. What is the difference? Granola is always a baked dish, and muesli consists of raw or steamed ingredients. Granola can be eaten by pouring juice, yogurt or milk, or just like snack without extra liquid.
Making granola at home is easy.
You will need an oven with a baking sheet and baking paper and several products to your taste.
The most delicious granola is obtained from oatmeal. Oats are rich in carbohydrates and fiber fiber , which are saturated for a long time, as well as manganese, phosphorus, iron, zinc, vitamins B1 and B5.
in oats more than in other grains: 11-17% of the total weight. The main advantage of oatmeal is that they retain all the beneficial properties of oats, as they are a whole grain product.
The British Ministry of Health
oatmeal dishes in the list of healthy breakfasts.
Flakes differ from each other in cooking time. The less cereals you need to cook, the stronger they are pre-steamed. For granola, choose the cereal with the longest cooking time - 15-20 minutes. Typically, such cereals are the cheapest and are sold in almost every store.
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Almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds give granola a creamy taste and make it more nutritious. What to choose depends on your taste.
It is best to cook granola with raw nuts and seeds so that when baked, they do not burn out and have a pleasant taste.
The best options are coconut or olive unrefined cold-pressed oils.
Coconut will give granola an additional aroma and delicate taste, while olive will saturate the body with useful omega-6, omega-9 and vitamin E.
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Without sweetener granola will be fresh. The World Health Organization
to reduce free sugars to 5-10% of total daily calories. Free sugars
not only white sugar, but also honey, all kinds of syrups, fructose in natural juices and smoothie.
However, there is no recommendation to completely eliminate sugar. Refined sugar does not contain any nutrients, vitamins and minerals. So the most useful sweetener option for granola will be agave syrup, Jerusalem artichoke or other vegetable.
The salty taste and spices can transform any dish. In moderation (up to one teaspoon per day), salt is not harmful , and cinnamon will add taste and aroma.
When all ingredients are selected, mix them in a large bowl. Cover the baking sheet with baking paper and put the mass on it (you can additionally grease the paper with oil).
Depending on the capacity of the oven, granola is baked in 12-15 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees. Golden color and pleasant aroma mean that granola is ready. Do not miss the moment, otherwise the flakes may burn.
Cool the finished granola and transfer to a dry glass jar with a lid. So flakes do not absorb odors during storage.
Crispy flavored mix for breakfast or snack anywhere.
NUMBER OF PORTS:
Flakes (weighted )
Cinnamon (milled )
Oil (olive or coconut)
Sweetener (honey or syrup)
Dried fruits (berries)