Nutty granola with organic mango and milk – repetition courtesy powered to you by Yoast SEO hehe.
I have always wanted to make granola bars ever since I had my eyes on one. I did’t have an oven then, so I decided to make some in the microwave.
One of my many intolerable qualities: I don’t let things sit for a while without disturbing it, this is suitable for both food and people. My close friends know how much I pester them with questions, acquisitions, controversies and even rants!
What really happened: My heart wanted to mix the honey and let the granola be chunky but my brain said, “No, don’t leave it chunky. That’s not you. You cannot let it stay that way. You need to bash, mix and coat well.”
And that’s the story of how I never got to use lot of honey for granola bars and how they never existed in my world. Instead I make these loosely packed Granola and be happy about it.
When I first made it, they couldn’t survive even for half a day. I gobbled it down immediately. Second time, they were wasted away because I didn’t like the taste. Honestly guilty here. Third time, they were accompanied by beautifully baked plums, the weirdly tasty kiwi and some vanilla quenelle. I didn’t know it was quenelle until I watched Season 7 of Masterchef Australia!
My plan is to first make things that I usually cook at home and then start with my bucket list of recipes to try. So that I can have some solid base instead of wandering around not knowing what to cook next. [This is seems more like a self assurance than a statement]
Don’t let the name of the post fool you, they also have some black and white sesame seeds and raisins. Dang, I did buy a lot of those.
You know what’s the worst thing about Organic Mango?
They look beautiful on the outside and turn out bad on the inside. I guess that’s the byproduct of being organic. It not only disappoints you but they are also waste of money. I am not against organic products but some doesn’t make sense and is not good for one’s budget.
I like my baked goods to be darker in colour, especially cookies. There I said it. If the commercial cookies are pale as a vampire, they are dead to me. Don’t even think about feeding me those. I will not take it and if I did then I am crying on the inside.
Granola when eaten as it is tastes crunchy and when milk is added, it turns into a mushy cereal/fudge. Pair it with the wonderful summer fruit, Mango and you are good to go!
1 cup Quick cooking oats or Instant oats
1/8 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1/8 teaspoon white sesame seeds
1 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Sunflower oil or any cooking oil
1 Tablespoon Melted butter
1 Teaspoon whole peanuts roasted, shelled and heaped
8 raw Cashew halves
1 Tablespoon raisins heaped
1 small mango sliced
A glass of cow’s milk hot
Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, add oats in a medium-sized bowl. Mix in sesame seeds, peanuts, almonds and cashew.
Add honey, oil and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Mix until coated thoroughly. Spread the raw granola mixture in a cookie sheet evenly.
Once the oven is preheated, roast the granola for 15 to 20 minutes or until your desired colour is achieved. Add raisins 5 minutes before the granola is taken out of the oven.
Cool completely, serve with cut-up organic mango and milk or store in an air-tighter container.
How do you like your granola? What was your experience with organic mangoes?