Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maple-Flax Granola

You know what i like better than Granola bars?

Just because.

So i wanted Granola and i went off to the nearby Fairprice thinking i could find me a box for a fair price (get it?)

Well, apparently fair price is false advertising because $15 for a small box of honey granola is a rip off.
So being the ever thrifty girl that i am, i decided to MAKE my own granola.
(yes, you can do that!)

And it was so good.
I'll bet i could give quaker a run for their money, i swear.

I will sell this in my shop when i grow up.
Oh, Pamela and me have developed a future business partnership.
i shall start a bakery with shit loads of cream puffs and what-have-you and pamela will start a slimming center.
guinea pig no. 1 = Rachel Tan

Are you dying for granola too?

(yes, i came up with the recipe myself after countless cross-referrals due to lack of ingredients in this sad, hot country)
2 2/3 cups rolled oats (don't be an idiot and use instant oats)
1/4 tsp salt (don't be a rachel and use 1/4 of a TABLESPOON of salt)
1 tbsp Oil ( I used OLIVE OIL because it is full of GOOD FATS)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup raisins

In a blender, add a 2/3 cup of the oats and blend until it is a fine powder. Then mix it together with the rest of the whole oats.

Sprinkle in the salt, then lightly drizzle the oil and toss in so it’s as evenly distributed as possible. I got really lazy at this point and just chucked it all in the standing mixer on 'low'

AND THEN YOU pour in the maple syrup and mix it in.

Press it onto a cookie baking tray lined with parchment paper and try not to eat it (it's still mushy at this point so don't eat it, please)(i speak from experience)

Preheat your oven to 100 degrees C and bake for 30 minutes. Take it out of the oven, break it up with a fork, press onto cookie sheet again and bake at 150 degrees C for another 15 minutes. i was completely winging the timing as i went along and am super proud i did not burn (a) the granola, (b) myself; or (c) the house.

When granola is done, take out, break with fork again and mix in the RAISINS. You can really chuck in anything else you fancy at this point. like walnuts. walnuts are good stuff.

Finally, put in nice jar and try not to eat it all. Especially nice with cold milk poured all over it. Or to jazz up some greek yogurt.

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