Homemade Oats Chocolate Granola

Granola, but why make that at home?

Firstly, homemade granola is tastier, healthier ad cheaper than store brought granola. Secondly it takes me to the good old back days when my grandmother used to roast the seeds, nuts and make granola at home for all of us, I still remember that aroma of the roasted seeds and nuts which always made us impatient to eat that delicious granola and enjoy it.

It is the ultimate recipe that provides intense nutrition and taste at the same time.

It is loaded with healthy and nutritious ingredients.

Health Benefits:

  1. Lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.
  2. It enhances the immune system and thyroid function.
  3. It controls hormonal imbalance.
  4. It is beneficial for type-2 diabetes.
  5. It supports heart health and the cardiovascular system.
  6. It relaxes muscle cramps.
  7. It treats constipation.

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20-25 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30-35 minutes

Serves: 10-12 serves

Calories: 184 Kcal/serve

INGREDIENTS

1.Quick oats2.5 cups
2.Desiccated coconut1/3 cup
3.Desi Khand½ cup
4.Mixed seeds¾ cup
5.Mixed nuts(peanuts and almonds)1/3 cup
6.Cocoa powder4 tbsp.
6.Dark chocolate chips3 tbsp.
7.Ghee2 tbsp.
8.Dry fruits (Raisins and dried cranberries)1/3  cup

Note: I personally buy all my seeds from neuherbs, as they have the best quality, clean, and organic seeds. Also their seeds are USDA certified organic products.

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DIRECTIONS

  1. In a pan, add quick oats and dry roast them on low heat.
  2. In the second pan,
    • Dry roast (almonds and peanuts).
    • Then add mixed seeds into it and dry roast on lowest possible heat.
    • Now add desiccated coconut to it.
    • Add cocoa powder and dry fruits to it.
  3. In a large pan,
    1. Add Desi ghee.
    2. Then add Desi Khand to it.
    3. Add dark chocolate chips and let it melt.
    4. Add all the contents of the second pan into it.
    5. Now add dry roasted quick oats to the pan.
    6. Stir and mix all the ingredients very nicely.
    7. Cook on low heat and wait for the mixture to turn brown.
    8. Turn off the flame.
  4. Your homemade granola is ready!
  5. Let it cool completely before transferring to a storage container.

Enjoy handful of granola anytime as a snack.

Note:

  1. You can consume it by adding milk to it.
  2. Prefer dry roasting the ingredients in an iron cast pan, as it retains heat for a longer time and helps cook the ingredients evenly.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

This homemade chocolate granola is a package of essential nutrients.

  • Oats are a very good source of fiber and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Desiccated coconut is a source of healthy fats that contains no cholesterol and contains selenium, fiber, copper, and manganese.
  • Desi Khand is a source of wholemeal that provides essential vitamins and fibers.
  • Seeds are rich in fiber, manganese, zinc, selenium, magnesium, copper, thiamine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and other healthy fats.
  • Nuts contain Vitamin E, Magnesium, and lots of protein.
  • Desi ghee is rich in fats; it contains high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Dry fruits are rich in gut-filling fibers.
ENERGYCHOPROTEINFATS
2216 Kcal250 g62 g109 g

Enjoy this homemade chocolate granola recipe as a whole meal to nourish your body with the ultimate package of nutrients.

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