I grew up eating Muesli, a Swiss-German cereal that combines rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. When I moved to America, I first tasted granola, which is essentially muesli with honey or sugar added to give it a great texture and crunch. Texture is one of the components of a dish or recipe that I value most, so I immediately took to this American treat. I give the granola an elegant twist with Mexican chocolate, which is made from dark chocolate, with cinnamon and sugar mixed in.
Granola Delux Recipe
|Servings:||4 to 5 cups|
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 cups slivered almonds
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sun-dried cranberries
- 1 cup chopped bittersweet Mexican chocolate
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Vanilla yogurt
1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
2 Combine the oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, honey, canola oil, coconut, and salt in a large bowl and mix well. Spread the mixture in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a Silpat. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring ever 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.
3. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the cranberries, chocolate, and raisins. Serve with the vanilla yogurt.