I’m a granola fanatic. I love a good granola.
It’s hard to find good granola in Germany. By hard, I mean impossible. However, there is kind of a substitute. It’s called, Mulsi. Heard of it? It’s basically a mix between cereal and granola. You eat it with milk, but it doesn’t clump together like granola and honestly, it doesn’t fill my need. It’s been around forever in Germany, but I’ve just started to see it coming around the healthy food world in America. Funny how these trends come and go…
So basically I’ve been on a search for a good homemade granola recipe that’s customizable. I tried one on the blog a while back, and loved it! However, I now am looking for something more clumpy, that I can use for granola bars!
Guess what?! Found it!
I made a somewhat plain/ standard recipe that can be changed around for all your needs! I’m a fan of having a plain granola and then adding fresh berries. Feel free to put your dried fruit right into the bars!
250 g old fashioned oats
100 g chopped almonds
30 g coconut
50 g oil + extra
100 g dried fruit (optional)
170 g honey
100 g brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
(optional) flax seed, sunflower seeds… etc.
Preheat the oven to 205 Celsius or 400 Fahrenheit. Place the oats, almonds and other added seeds or nuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Toast for about 8 minutes until you start to smell the aroma.
Remove from oven and lower the temperature to 160 Celsius or 325 Fahrenheit.
In a pot over the stove bring the oil, honey, brown sugar and salt to a boil.
Meanwhile, brush a bowl with oil. Pour the toasted oats and nut mixture into the bowl.
Pout the sugar and honey mixture over the oats and mix with a spatula until evenly coated. If applies, add in the dried fruit.
Transfer to a baking dish lined with baking paper. Press the granola evenly into the dish with the spatula. **It will be very hot so do not use your hands!
Bake for 25 minutes, turning once. Remove from oven and let cool in the baking dish. Remove from the baking dish, peal off the baking paper and cut into individual sized bars.