Microwave Granola in 10 minutes

Last year around this time I made my first batch of microwave granola and there was no preventing. I used to observe all my favourite bloggers sharing their home made granola mix bringing up that it's miles the excellent and higher than shop-bought. Even if I want to get save-offered, Yanbu grocery store had none. :-) But after many months I determined Harvest Granola cartons in Star Supermarket and it wasn't reasonably-priced. Yet I used to shop for and use it like gold, now not for too lengthy although. The rolled oats commenced to reveal up in Al Raya grocery store aisles and I became the happiest soul that day. Little joys of Yanbu days...

You need rolled oats to make granola as it can undergo all of the matters we placed them thru... :-) I first tried the stove-top approach and for the following batch, I attempted the microwave technique because I did not personal an oven then. I attempted unique recipe ratio from my fav bloggers like Laura, Sally and Nagi and tweaked it to suit my microwave approach.

Microwave Granola in 10 mins

I have made several batches for pals and circle of relatives with so many flavour combinations and never were given to click decent snap shots of these. But what makes me satisfied is when they devour and inform me it changed into sincerely better than store-sold!

Some of the flavor mixtures that I tried to this point are:

  • Trail mix with sunflower seed butter
  • Peanuts and Peanut butter
  • Date paste and cinnamon chips
  • Lady/Earl grey and dried goji berries
  • Mixed dried fruits and dried cranberries
  • Almonds and Chocolate

The technique for making tea flavoured granola isn't like this, so I will try to share in a separate put up approximately the Earl Grey Granola.

How to make granola in a microwave?

In short, the process of making granola in a microwave involves the same steps of making the mixture and when ready you will spread the mixture in a microwavable large pan, something similar to this Oval Baking Dish and microwave on full power in 2 minutes increment up to 10 minutes. Stirring the mixture end of every 2 minutes for even browning. Remove, let cool and stir in the dried fruits.

If you don't have a huge pan, you could microwave the granola in batches in a smaller pan. This isn't always a cake batter :-P it can stay for until the primary batch is out in 10 mins.

The shelf lifestyles of granola depends to your utilization. Mine turned into over within 2 weeks. If you have plans to hold it for long, then you may store within the freezer too.

Microwave Granola in 10 mins

Microwave Granola in 10 mins

INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup uncooked nuts/seeds (eg. Almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds)

1 teaspoon favourite spice  (eg. cinnamon, cardamom, saffron etc )

1/four cup brown sugar

a pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients:

1/4 cup honey

1/four cup coconut oil

1/4 cup your preferred nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter and so forth)

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg white, whisked (non-obligatory however endorsed)

Stir-in:

1 cup dried fruits  (eg. dates, berries, goji berries, cranberries, raisins, apricots, etc)

Optional Stir-in:

half of cup chocolate chips or cinnamon chips

Microwave Granola in 10 mins

METHOD

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl
  3. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until every grain is coated
  4. Taste and adjust the sweetness and spice
  5. Spread on a microwavable pan and microwave for 2 minutes on full power 100%
  6. Open and stir the mixture and microwave again for 2 minutes and repeat this 4 to 5 times (up to 10 minutes) Now, every oven is different so you may not need 10 minutes or maybe more than 10 minutes depending on your microwave model.
  7. Granola would start to change colour to golden brown but will still be soft. It will get crispy only once cooled completely
  8. Remove from microwave and transfer the hot granola on another wider pan to cool it down faster and prevent any burning from residue heat in the pan
  9. Stir in the dried fruits and/or chocolate chips
  10. Store in an airtight container
  11. Serve with yoghurt or milk or eat as is!

Microwave Granola in 10 mins

These photos are of the final batch of granola I had made in my kitchen in Yanbu. Now that I actually have an oven here in Abu Dhabi, I will attempt a batch within the oven and maintain you all posted. InshaAllah!

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