Granola With No Added Fat

I adapted this muesli recipe from this and this combining both of them together to create, the ultimate muesli recipe! I like to think that I’ve taken the healthier parts of both of them making the super ultimate most healthy granola recipe ever. Or I guess you could say I was just messing around with ingredients.

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Unlike regular granola, this recipe does not call for oil to bring that delicious crispy crunch that we crave. The key to avoiding this is – wait for it – apple juice! No doubt pineapple or other syrup juices will work well if you haven’t any apple on hand (not citrus juices though). I boiled the juice until the volume reduced dramatically and the liquid was somewhat stickier.

wpid-img_20150803_113522.jpgIf you’d prefer not to use the breakfast cereals listed below simply replace them with oats or your other prefered cereals. They aren’t necessary however I love the extra crunch they give the end result!

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  • 3 cups/255g oats
  • 1 cup/85g cornflakes (or the generic cereal)
  • 1 cup/ 85 g rice crispies (or the generic cereal)
  • 3 tbs/29g soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cup/310 ml fruit juice (apple or pineapple preferably)
  • 1/4 cup/ 60ml honey

Optional:

  • Dried cranberries/sultannas etc.
  • Sliced Almonds/other nuts
  • Sunflower/pumpkin seeds

Preparation:

  • Pre-heat over to 180 C
  • Line two baking sheets with grease-proof paper
  1. Combine all dry ingredients (oats, cereals, sugar, ginger, cinnamon) in a bowl.
  2. Bring the juice to a boil and simmer uncovered until it reduces in volume to 150ml (2/3 cup).
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in honey to melt.
  4. Pour over dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly coated.
  5. Spread in a thin layer over the baking sheets and place in centre of oven. Stir regularly and rotate trays in oven. Watch religiously for approximately 30 mins or until the mixture is golden and crunchy.
  6. Once muesli has cooled add any or all of the optional ingredients listed above for some added crunch and sweetness!

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The oats can burn very quickly so it’s important to be constantly vigil and regularly tossing the try to stir the mixture. Store the final result in an airtight container like a mason jar or tuberware box.

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Have you got a personal favourite granola recipe? What’s your favourite breakfast cereal? Start the convo in the comments and let me know how you liked this post!

Thanks for reading, I love you all!

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