Friday, 23 July 2010

Healthy Granola Cake Bites

This recipe was an experimentation with an unwanted box of tropical muesli that went right I guess! These slices are great for a quick breakfast, lunch box fillers or even an afternoon snack :) Sorry about using the cup volume system for this recipe but as it was an experiment I don't have the grammage (exact amounts).

  • 1 Cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup of natural honey
  • 2 Tbs of brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup of tropical muesli or a muesli with a large amount of rolled oats.
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 190
  2. Mix the oil, honey and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth, don't worry that the oil remains separate at this point.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and using a whisk mix until all the mixture has become one (no oil should be separate at this point) smooth mix.
  4. Sift in the flour and salt, and using either a silicon spatula or wooden spoon, work the mixture until it is lump free and creamy in colour.
  5. Now stir in the granola, ensuring it is distributed evenly in the mixture.
  6. Carefully pour the mixture into a small baking tray lined with grease proof paper, and gently spread into the corners. Make sure the mixture is evenly spread and flat as possible - if mixture is sticking up or higher in places it will burn.
  7. When the cake is golden in colour remove from the oven, it should be springy to the touch and when a skewer is pushed into the center no uncooked mixture should be visible on it.
  8. Turn the cake out carefully onto a plate, and peel away the grease proof paper.
  9. Turn the cake up the right way, cut length way in half through the middle, then proceed to cut each half into small slices.
  10. If the slices still look gooey in the center place the slices onto a larger baking tray and bake for a few more minutes.
  11. Once the slices are done place on a cooling rack and leave until completely cool.
I found these slices great when dieting or on the move as they are really filling, but if you prefer your cakes to be very sweet I would double the amount of sugar or honey :)

Next week I will show you how to make a really quick and easy prawn salad :)

Thanks For Stopping By :)
Siobhan xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried this? is it safe to eat? :P