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Homemade Granola – The story of Vinita Bhatnagar

An IT Architect, healthy homebaker, food blogger and mother, Vinita wears many hats when it comes to her daily life. She is passionate about food, how it is presented and specially, in making it healthy. ‘I am a beauty freak, I like my food to be presented beautifully’, she says, during the video shoot. Her son, Abhimanyu, loves to munch on her healthy bakes and sometimes, even assists her to make them! Vinita specializes in gluten free and sugar free baking. She uses alternative sugars such as coconut sugar, palm sugar, jaggery powder or others, in order to avoid the harmful and processed white sugar. ‘You will never find white sugar at my home or in my bakes’, says Vinita.

Her venture or blog, in the name of ‘Soulbakes’, is known to and loved by fitness enthusiasts, health freaks, diabetic people, who want to eat something sweet, but at the same time, not harm their body. Vinita bakes on orders, in her free time or to cater to social events like distribution to orphans, old age homes.

For the video shoot on our Youtube channel, she shows us a quick and simple recipe of homemade Granola. These are found in the market but they are expensive and the quantity, in general, is not sufficient! So, Vinita tells us to attempt this at home, in a healthier way, and you would not want to go back to the store bought ones!

Let us learn how to make it:

INGREDIENTS:

4 Cups Rolled Oats

1.5 Cups Raw Nuts or Seeds

1 tsp fine grain sea salt

1/4 Cup Cane Sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon/nutmeg

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2/3 Cup Dried Fruits, chopped if large Chocochips (Optional)

METHOD:

  1. Take a vessel to heat up the olive oil and cane sugar till it dissolves.
  2. Add honey to this and stir on medium heat.
  3. Add Cocoa Powder to this and mix.
  4. Take Oats in a big bowl, add the liquid prepared to this and mix well.
  5. Spread this mix evenly on a lined baking tray (Refer to how the baker does so in the video)
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 160 degrees.
  7. After baking, let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Break them in loose form
  9. Add fruits, nuts of your choice here and give it a good mix! 10. Serve with Milk, Soy Milk or Curd and enjoy !

 

 

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