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2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
Granola? And stuff? How do you pronounce it, where is the accent. Is it a kind of cous-cous in Emilian sauce, to be enjoyed together with a quart of white and a round of mazurka in a square in the lower Po Valley?
No. Granola is a prepared for breakfast that comes from afar, even overseas, perhaps conceived by the inventor of corn flakes - says the legend - and that you can easily prepare at home, with great joy and satisfaction.
Just take some cereal flakes, preferably oats, add a handful of dried fruit - to also fill up with proteins - then add a little seeds to taste (sesame, sunflower or flax will be ideal), a some honey or maple syrup and off you go, in the oven, to get that good toasted, caramelized, good taste.
Eat healthy food but just forget about it. And guaranteed, you will never stop: you will become granola - addicted.
And to all of you indifferent to the sirens of breakfast, didn't you want to run and prepare yourself a lot of granola to munch in front of the TV in the evening?
This recipe contains pistachios and raisins and has a scent of cardamom and cinnamon. You can replace pistachios with hazelnuts, almonds, cashews; raisins with apricots or dried figs in dai; sunflower seeds with sesame seeds, pumpkin, flax, etc.
Ingredients for a pan:
1 and a half cups of oat flakes, 1 scant cup of shelled pistachios or other nuts, half a cup of shredded coconut (dehydrated coconut for sale in the supermarket)
half a cup of sunflower seeds, just over half a cup of light honey (acacia or wildflower), ¼ cup of sunflower or peanut oil, ¼ cup of brown sugar, half a teaspoon of salt (I used pink salt), cinnamon and ground cardamom to taste, half a cup of raisins
1. Mix oil, sugar, salt and honey in a saucepan. Bring to the heat and boil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes
2. In a small mixer, combine one part of the oat flakes and one part of the shredded coconut, reduce everything to flour.
This powder will act as a "glue" between the various elements and will allow the formation of crunchy agglomerates. An alternative is to add egg white to the mixture. So much is good in both ways.
3. Pour the liquid mixture over the coconut and oat flour. Yes, the muffin method.
4. Add the whole flakes, pistachios and seeds. Mix well and let it rest for a few minutes. Hands off I've seen you.
5. Add the raisins, unsweetened coconut and spices.
6. Preheat the oven to 130 degrees.
Transfer the mixture to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Pinch everything with your fingertips to encourage the formation of agglomerates
7. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring gently every 10 minutes. Let it cool, go to the breakfast table and smash everything.
With granola you can.
Credits: Emanuele Meschini