The breakfast in our family is a bowl of Swedish soured milk “filmjölk” (almost like yoghurt) with granola or müsli and then a cup of tea and a toast. This means that we consume quite a bit of granola.
Usually you have a large selection of granola and müsli in the grocery stores and you can probably find a couple of favorites to alternate between that are tasty, low on sugar and at a good price. But if you happens to have some nuts, oats and raisins in your pantry, why not try making some homemade granola?
I checked what we actually had hidden in our pantry and discovered that we had quite a lot of opened packages with different kinds of nuts. That was when I got the idea to make some homemade müsli / granola for the first time since childhood.
When writing this recipe I was not quite sure if it should be named granola or müsli / muesli so here’s what I found out about the difference of granola and muesli:
Granola: Made up of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that are mixed with oil and a sweetener and then baked in the oven so that it binds together in small chunks
Muesli / müsli: Also made up of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits but not baked together with oil and sweetener
Before creating any recipe I do a bit of research of what recipes that I can find online, then I discard recipes:
- with ingredients that are not frequently used in other recipes because I don’t want to fill up the pantry or fridge with half full packages
- that take too long to make or include a lot of steps
The next steps in creating the recipe is to perhaps exchange some ingredients to more common ones, alter quantities to better suit the normal package sizes and perhaps combine parts of different recipes. This way I hope that you as reader will get recipes that are easy and quick to make and leave as little leftovers as possible.
You can follow the recipe below or you could use what you have at hand to make your own homemade granola.
If you made your own version that you really like, please let us know in the comments!
Easy homemade granola recipe
- 150 g rolled oats
- 150 g rolled rye flakes
- 50 g walnuts
- 50 g hazelnuts
- 100 g raisins
- 50 g coconut flakes
- 50 g dried date pieces
- 75 g dried apricot
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 75 ml honey
- 75 ml rapeseed oil
- 75 ml water
- Heat up the oven to 175°C (350°F)
- Crush the walnuts and hazelnuts coarsely
- Mix honey, oil and water together then stir it together with nuts, oats and rye
- Distribute evenly on a baking sheet pan and bake for 20 min (stir once or twice to avoid that some parts get burnt)
- Chop the apricots to smaller pieces then mix it and remaining ingredients with the granola from the oven