It has been a very busy and eventful past few weeks. My kid sister has started work at a big firm and I couldn't be happier. I still remember my little sister wearing her school uniform, carrying a big bag on her shoulders unaware of what the corporate world is, while I was all grown up with my head buried inside my comp, occasionally looking at her feeling jealous of her carefree life. I'm glad that she has decided to still keep updating and studying whilst working which is one thing I failed to do and regret till date.
I made this granola a while back but didn't get around to post it! This has made my life easier and I love snacking on it while watching tele, reading a book or simply enjoying it with my cuppa. I always have a jar of this at home and at 'S's workplace. I have used freeze dried berries, loads of nuts, oats, barley, millet, rye flakes and some indulgence through chocolate.Ingredients
300-400 gms Mixed Flakes
200 gms Mixed Freeze-dried Berries (strawberries,pineapple,blueberries,blackberries,redcurrants,blackcurrants)
200 gms Mixed Nuts (flaked almonds,pistachios,pecans)
1 tsp Cinnamon
30 gms Dessicated Coconut
100 gms Mixed Seeds (sunflower,pumpkin,flaxseed, sesame)
100 gms Orange Blossom Honey
100 gms Maple Syrup (You could use all honey)
3-4 Tbsp Oil
100 gms Mixed dry fruits (golden raisins, chilean flame raisins, cranberries, sweet morello & bing cherries, golden inca berries,goji berries)
Vanilla Bean scrapped from a pod
Pinch Sea Salt
150 gms Dark Chocolate (70%) I have used Lindt with Sea Salt & Lint Orange
Mix all the ingredients except chocolate and freeze dried berries in a bowl. Melt oil, honey, maple syrup along with vanilla bean and pour over the the granola mixture. Bake for about 1 hour at 150C in a pre-heated oven. Remove the mixture and stir in the chopped chocolate and freeze dried berries. Allow to cool completely before storing in jars. Keeps well for a month if it lasts that long!