Granola Snob

my name is Sya and i am a granola snob. yep. ever since i started making my own granola, the store-bought cereal just doesn’t do the trick for me. my supply ran out and i was incredibly lazy to make a new bath and hence resorted to store-bought cereal. bluek. not only are the good ones pricey some actually have quite a significant amt of sugar in them! for example, in one serving of Post’s Banana Nut Crunch, there’s 12 g of sugar!! and somehow they nvr taste as good as homemade granola.

so this wk i just had to replenish my supply of granola but i didnt wanna just make my usual Honey Vanilla Almond version.. i wanted to try something else as well. and so i attempted to make my own version of Banana Nut Crunch! here’s the recipe, adapted from here.

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup cornflakes
2/3 cup flax seed (optional)
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sunflower/pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp honey (or more if u like it sweeter)
3/4 cup water
1 large ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Whizz banana, honey, vanilla, water and cinnamon in a blender or food processor
  3. In a large bowl toss the banana mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Lay in a single layer on a baking tray and bake until oats are brown
  5. You might wanna check every 5-10 minutes to break the clumps or not if you like clumpy cereal. It’s quite soggy at first but it does crisp up eventually.

YUMMY!!! Banana Nut Crunch has got nothing on it!!

I also made a batch of my Honey Vanilla Almond Granola. When i first started out, i would measure the ingredients properly but now i just mix everything together and go by gut feel. Basic recipe from here. The ingredients are basically:

  • Oats
  • Cornflakes/Rice Krispies (optional)
  • Nuts (any kind you like)
  • Seeds e.g. sunflower, pumpkin, flax (also optional)
  • Honey or Maple Syrup (this one, is really up to you. depends on how sweet you like ur granola. for me, i just add enough honey to make the dry mixture slightly moist but not soaked in honey)
  • Vanilla essence
  • Cinnamon powder

And then you just mix everything together and lay it on a baking tray and bake at 180c until oats are brown. I like mine almost burnt.

You can enjoy the granola with milk or drizzle over yoghurt, eat it as a snack all by itself or my personal favourite, granola with Isojoy! Ok. this post is making me hungry!!

so yeap, i am a granola snob and i make no apologies because my homemade granola is by far superior than what’s available on the shelves.

    • dayah
    • February 19th, 2010

    I’ve tried the banana granola. It rocks!! It’s less sweet than Post Banana Nut Crunch cereal, but I love the subtle banana flavour!

    • Sya
    • February 26th, 2010

    yes! it’s a very “quiet” taste of banana kan! and i like it coz it’s “clumps” together into clusters vs the normal kind of granola that we make.. like oat clusters like that yum! i think i shall go on a granola spree this wkend

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