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Try your hand at homemade granola for a budget friendly, healthy breakfast or snack.The price of granola in Singapore is a bit ludicrous. So we opted to try our hands at making our own. The first attempt went pretty well, but there are some things we can improve for the next batch…. but really anyone that enjoys/regularly eats granola shouldn’t be buying it, it’s super easy to make on your own.

Here’s our recipe for the first attempt:

Dry Portion
4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup milled flax seed

Wet Portion (to coat and bind the granola)
1/3 cup safflower oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp cinnamon

Stir together dry portion (minus any fruit) in large bowl. In a smaller bowl mix together the wet portion. Pour the liquid over the dry ingredients and stir until coated. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes, stir and cook for another 10 minutes. If you want things a little more crispy put it back in for another 5-10 minutes or until you’re happy with the color. After cooking, mix in the dried fruit. Cool completely and store in seal-able container or bag.

It helps if you have a large pan or break it up into two cooking sessions. Ours was a bit too deep and the top and bottom of the pan was darker brown and middle section was a bit lighter, so we had to cook a bit longer and stir it on occasion. This is a super easy recipe with not much time or care required. Easy snack to make yourself so get out and try.

Paul

PS – it makes a lot!

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