Our contributor is a fan of the crunch… check out her granola recipe!
Having worked at Naiise for a month and a half, I’ve grown a sudden interest in Granola and the different flavours they can come in. I’ve tried and tasted the Milo granola from Eastern Granola, and have been wanting to try the Gula Melaka one from The Edible Co. Shop. I had a conversation with a friend on this and she encouraged me to try making my own claiming that it’s really simple and tasty to make your own granola! A few days and some tries later, I’ve successfully made my own batch of coconut salted gula melaka granola.
This granola is unique as I find it more savoury than sweet. Perfect for snacking on it’s own, maybe with a cup of milo. It’s so easy to make and perhaps has sparked an addiction.
You will need:
- 1 cup muesli
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup cashews
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- ½ cup brown rice syrup
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
The steps to make granola cannot be any easier! All you have to do is to simply add the dry ingredients into a bowl, followed by the wet.
Tip: For this recipe, I shredded some fresh gula melaka onto the dry ingredients as well as added ½ tbsp of salt. I think this pumped up the flavour of the granola, but it’s purely optional. If you prefer sweet granola, leave out the salt.
Wash your hands and mix the ingredients together with your hands. You can do this with a spoon, but I personally prefer the old school way. When you use your hands, you can feel the texture and add a little more brown rice syrup if it’s not sticky enough. Add a little more if you prefer your granola sweeter and clumpier. I also think there’s an additional ingredient of love and effort (maybe sweat, but let’s not go there!) when you use your own hands, which is bound to make your granola tastier.
Once it’s to your liking, spread it out on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 160 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes, taking it out and giving the tray a big shake after 25 minutes.
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Once out of the oven, lay it out to cool for at least 20 minutes. When done, your granola should be golden brown, crispy and delightful on your taste buds.
This is what it looks like after baking. I absolutely loved the taste of this and will be experimenting with more flavours soon!