Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Granola or Muesli

In India, we have not seen or heard about Granola, but Muesli is a Popular break-fast next to Cornflakes. Sometimes, while trying some stuffs like Cornflakes and Oats for break-fast, i think, why iam giving this to my family, leaving our own idli, dosa's. am i trying to follow Western Food Culture? Certainly Not. I feel, whats wrong in eating this, when its healthy? What do you feel, should people follow their Geographical Food Culture or not?  would love to know your views over it.


My mom is the one, who introduced me Muesli, when i complained her about Constipation Problem. I dont know, how she knew about this, but taking Muesli or Granola really helps out for Constipation problem, because it has Fibre rich Oats, Nuts and Raisins in it.

Before Going into the recipe, from what i learned from Wiki, Muesli is - the raw form of Granola is Muesli. I guess Muesli has unbaked oats in it. After knowing, that Granola can be prepared at home, will anything stop me?
Recipe for 5 - 6 single servings.

Ingredients for Granola

2 Cups of Quick Cooking Oats
1 Cup of Cornflakes (optional)
1/4 Cup of Honey
1 tbsp of Butter

6 almonds - chopped
1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
2 tbsp Melon seeds
2 tbsp Sunflower seeds

Black Currant - 2 tbsp's
Raisins - 2 tbsp's
Dried Cranberries - 2 tbsp's
Seedless Dates - 5 (chopped)

Home-made Granola


Mix the Oats with the Cornflakes, almonds and seeds. add Butter and Honey and mix well.

Pre-heat the Oven to 150C. Line your baking tray with a aluminium foil sheet. spread the Oats mixture over the tray.

Bake the Oats Mixture for about 10-12 minutes, till the Oats turn into Golden Colour. Take Care not to Brown them. It browns so quickly. so keep an eye over it while baking.

Cool them down after baked and mix raisins, black currant, dried cranberries and Dates to the Oats mixture and store them in an airtight Jar.

 Granola with Milk

* Since i made these Granola in a small batch, for me, it kept well for a week long.
* It tastes Good just as it is. so its a healthy snack.
* Serve with Milk and some fruits like Banana. its so heavenly.
* I could not find Rolled Oats, so if you are using Rolled oats for this, then baking time should be increased for another 10 - 15 minutes.
* Dried Cranberreis and other seeds mentioned in the recipe can be found at Nuts and Spices stores.
* I strongly recommend Saffola Oats (newly introduced). Saffola Oats are really Good. At Present those Saffola Oats are available only at Big Bazaar and at Star Bazaar as of now.


  1. Wonderful and healthy one.. thanks for sharing !!

  2. Watelse we need to start a hectic day, just love granola for breakfast, urs looks awesome and prefect Lavi..

  3. homemade museli,so nice lavi. though iam not a big fan of museli,due to it health value my hubby insists me to eat are so nice

  4. Give me an idli/dosa/upma any day. I think it is definitely a better option than corn flakes. As it is, I cannot stand corn flakes....though my daughter loves it. I like oats kanji, but even there, I prefer broken wheat or ragi kanji to it.

  5. Thanks Hari Chandana!

    Jeyashri, Thanks for the mention over the pics. Yes its Healthy and eating this once a week will not bore you i guess:)

    Jayashree, If someone cooks me such idli, dosa, pongal dishes, why iam going for these cornflakes stuff, i go to them, as they are instants. Even i hate plain cornflakes, but i eat them, when iam very hungry and in no mood to prepare other Breakfast.

    Thank You KQ!

  6. Homemade muesli works out cheaper compared to the exhorbitantly prices ones in shops.
    I prefer it as a snack to satisfy the hunger pangs in the evenings.

    Nice clicks.

  7. Actually, eating idli, thosais and pongal is not so bad, if you add oats to it. I make thosai with oats - healthier than the one without it. And its not a sin to try a variety of food thats healthy, it just takes an open mind to taste it and and enjoy. Oh by the way your pictures rock!

  8. good one..i will recommend saffola oats to my sis..

  9. Luv the clicks....Even I dont mind abt the culture and region when its healthy and liked by you. I luv cornflakes & wheat flakes better than oats....donno y I am not a fan of dly dosa for breakfast....vera vali ilaina sapiduven :)

  10. Nice post,I have not tasted this before,sounds good and healthy as u have said!

  11. Hi Lavi, It looks wonderful. Nice clicks...


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