Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. With a full breakie, I usually don’t even feel hungry for lunch. Not that I will skip lunch, just don’t have to eat much for lunch. (:
It has become a routine for me to wake up and have a bowl of yogurt with granola with a cup of green tea with lemongrass and lemon. I feel happy when I eat it. hehe I was reading a post by Laureen and I was inspired to make my own granola! So I got down to doing it today.
Yummy Granola (Adapted from Eat And Be Happy)
1 1/2 cups of old fashion rolled oats
1/2 cup silvered raw almonds
1/2 cup mixed nuts (sunflower seeds, pine nuts & pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts (roughly chopped)
3 tbs packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
2 tbs olive oil/ vegetable oil
4 tbs honey
1 cup of dried mixed fruit (sultanas, cranberries and other fruits you like)
For the hazelnuts, I put it in my mortar and pestle and lightly pound it till most of them is broken into smaller pieces. This mortar and pestle is the best investment ever and I bought it at a steal of $2.50! haha
1) Preheat the oven to 150C. Line the baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
2) Mix all the dry ingredients (except the dried fruits) together in a large bowl. Combine the honey and oil in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Stir the honey mixture into the dry ingredients and mix till well combined.
3) Spread the granola on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden, stirring every 10 minutes.
4) Remove the tray from the oven. Let the granola cool completely before stirring in the dried fruits. Store granola in an airtight container.
And the only two ways to eat it is to have it in handfuls or with yogurt of course! (: