Thursday, November 8, 2012

Homemade Granola with Muesli

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I saw muesli on sale. Without any hesitate I'm sure I must bring a bag home. I like to bake with rolled oat, muesli definitely better! Some might wonder what is muesli ? What is different between rolled oat and muesli?

Muesli is based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts. It is loose mixture of mainly rolled oats and/or cornflakes together with various pieces of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. It commonly contains other rolled cereal grains such as wheat or rye flakes as well. It is commonly serve as quick meals in Switzerland and southern Germany.

Granola also consist rolled oats however it is cooked and has nuts, honey, and sometimes puffed rice. The mixture is stirred during baking process to maintain a loose, breakfast cereal-type consistency. Dried fruits such as raisins and dates are sometimes added. It is popular in North America and being served as breakfast food and snack food.

Well after the introduction let see how I make granola from the muesli that I bought :)
Reference from Lena, Frozen Wings
4 1/2 cups muesli
3 tbsp corn syrup
2 1/2 tbsp honey
1/3   cup vegetable oil

1. Put muesli into mixing bowl (reserve 1/2 cup).
2. Mix corn syrup, honey and vegetable oil in a pan. Place on stove and cook till warm. Stir as you heat up the mixture.
* It is easy to coat muesli with warm syrup.

3. Pour the warm syrup into muesli bowl. Stir to mix with spatula. Make sure muesli is well coated with the syrup mixture. If the muesli looks 'wet' add in the remaining 1/2 cup.

4. Spread on lined baking pan and bake at preheated oven 170C for 30 minutes or till golden brown. Stir every 10 minutes to get even brown.

5. After baking add dried fruits of your choice. Me added handful of diced dried cranberries, apricot and candied ginger.

After cool I can't stop myself from snacking on it :D By the way, my favourite way of enjoying granola is with fruits and yogurt. Granola is also great to be used in baking. Stay tune for the coming granola recipe :)


  1. Next time i must try it with yogurt too :)

  2. Your granola looks so delicious... never knew its so easy to make!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing, Vivian - I've made my own granola a number of times but never used a premade museli mix before. This does look very tasty. I will be including this recipe as part of Made with Love Mondays, but just for future reference, please note that cooking or baking with pre-made mixes are not really in keeping with the spirit of Made with Love Mondays where everything should be made from-scratch... Please let me know if you have any questions as I know this can be confusing...

  4. hi vivian, since then i have made granola couple of times and i love it too with yogurt! only i didnt cook my syrup, thanks for the idea and thanks for the link back!

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  6. It says corn syrup on the ingredients but than maple syrup on the recipe?

    1. Typo error. I'm using corn syrup. Thanks for the highlight !


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