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Mango-Turmeric Granola – No Sugar, High-Protein, High Fibre Breakfast

Mango-Turmeric Granola – No Sugar, High-Protein, High Fibre Breakfast

Looking for a healthy, protein-rich, high-fiber, low carbs breakfast?

Or are you looking for a 5-minute, absolutely easy, quick, and delicious breakfast recipe?

Whatever your reason, you have to make this no-sugar granola recipe that has the goodness and nutrition of mangoes and turmeric. Keep a jar of it in your kitchen at all times. Since it is homemade, you can be assured that it is made with high-quality ingredients with no unnecessary chemicals, preservatives, and other additives.

More Granola Recipe to try – Chocolate Cinnamon Granola, Gluten-Free Quinoa Granola, and Fruit & Nut Granola.

Story Time

Let me share how I came up with the idea of creating this particular recipe. I always made granola at home. I never bought it from the stores because homemade is the best. It contains all the good quality ingredients, no chemicals, and preservatives. Moreover, making it at home is quite easy. I keep bragging about my granola on my Instagram stories and how we would like to eat it for breakfast and even for snacks too.

Recently I saw somewhere turmeric capsules and even saw somebody on Instagram consuming them every day with water because it is healthy, boosts immunity, and is rich in antioxidants. That made me very sad. When you can have turmeric in the most natural possible way, there is no need to eat it in the form that is prepared in a lab. Including turmeric in our daily diet has never been a challenge for Indians. We use it in all our meals, every day. But not everyone has this privilege. That is why I decided to create a recipe that is preferred by many people for breakfast – granola or cereals. And since it has many other ingredients, the flavor of turmeric won’t be dominating at all. You will just get the benefits of it.

What is Granola?

Granola is a quick and easy breakfast or snack food that is made up of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and some sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc. All these ingredients are mixed well and then cooked or baked together until golden brown and crispy. It comes in different varieties and flavors too and if you are making it at home, you can actually customize it as per your own taste buds.

You can add different kinds of nuts and seeds that are available, dried fruits like mango, apple, pineapple, etc. You can even add some spices like cinnamon, gingerbread spices, and nutmeg. Because we get so many different kinds of rolled grains these days like wheat or millet, we can customize it by using different kinds of grains and make it extra healthy and nutritious.

The best part is that you don’t need to cook it while serving it like other cereals or Musli. Just add it over curd or milk, top it up with some fresh fruits, and enjoy.

How to eat Granola?

Granola is a quick and easy breakfast (or snack). You don’t need to cook it further while eating because it is already baked or well-toasted. You can simply add it to milk or over the curd, yogurt, or Greek yogurt. Top it up with some fresh-cut fruits like bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, mango, apple, etc. to make it even more delicious and wholesome.

Granola with Blueberry Sauce

Is Quinoa a grain or a seed?

Quinoa is a pseudo-grain or a seed and it is actually a member of the spinach, chard, and beet family. It is often considered in a cereal grain group and it is also cooked like rice or other grains. But it is a seed of the Chenopodium plant. This plant is also used for medicinal purposes and its leaves are consumed as a vegetable. But this ancient ingredient is grown for its seeds and to cook many recipes like soup, bread, pulao, salad, etc.

Benefits of Quinoa

Humans are eating Quinoa for more than 7000 years. It is an ancient ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years. It is high in proteins and lots of other vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium, zinc, and iron. Red and black quinoa has about twice the antioxidant power.

We consume it regularly and make salads, pulao, cutlets, and now even granola too.

Can we make the recipe in the microwave?

You can surely make the recipe in the microwave if it has a convection setting. Simply preheat the microwave (for around 10 minutes) and then bake the same way as given in the recipe card below.

Can we make the recipe on the gas stove?

Yes. Of course. You can make the recipe on the gas stove but it would be more time taking and you need to keep mixing it continuously to avoid burning. To make this on the stove, you can mix all the ingredients together and add them to a greased pan. Cook on the lowest flame and toast until golden brown and crispy.

Is this recipe Vegan?

Yes. All the ingredients used in this recipe and plant-based and vegan. You can try more vegan recipes from the website like Avocado Hummus Sandwich, Protein-Rich Gond ke Ladoo (Indian Energy Balls), and Spinach Pesto.

How to store Granola?

Granola can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for around 2 to 3 weeks. It can last a long time so you can make a big batch.

Quinoa Granola

Easy Swaps

  1. Nuts and Seeds: Use any that are available.
  2. Sweetener: Use honey (not vegan), sugar, brown sugar, or maple syrup instead.
  3. Puffed Quinoa: Use puffed Amaranth or Buckwheat instead.

More Breakfast Recipes – just as good

  1. Everyday Green Smoothie
  2. Fruit and Nut Cornflakes Bowl
  3. Oats Energy Bars
  4. Quick and Easy Oats Poha – Popular Indian Breakfast
  5. Oats Idli Recipe

More Granola Recipes – just as good

  1. Chocolate Cinnamon Granola
  2. Gluten-Free Quinoa Granola
  3. Fruit & Nut Granola
  4. Granola with Blueberry Sauce/Compote
  5. Granola with Strawberry Sauce/Compote

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this quick and easy breakfast at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it and from now on will never buy granola from the store. Homemade ones are always tastier and contain the best quality ingredients. You can enjoy it for a quick breakfast and even for a healthy and tasty evening snack.

If you try this recipe and like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Love from us

Richa

Mango-Turmeric Granola – No Sugar, High-Protein, High Fibre Breakfast

No Sugar. Immune Boosting. Nutritious.

Granola with the goodness and nutrition of mangoes and turmeric. Include a bowl of these homemade cereals in your diet instead of the store-bought ones because this has no sugar, no chemicals, and preservatives. 

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12

Servings

10 min

Prep Time

25 min

Cook Time

35 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Steps

Baking Granola
  1. Preheat the Oven to 180 °C.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, puffed quinoa, cooking oil, agave syrup, a pinch of salt, turmeric powder, almonds, and cashews.
  3. Mix everything well and add to a large baking tray. Spread evenly. 
  4. Bake at 180 °C for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Mix in between once for even cooking.
  5. Time may vary depending on the thickness of the layer and the temperature variation of the oven.
  6. Once it is well baked and golden brown, remove it from the oven and add the rest of the ingredients - pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, coconut chips, and dried mango. Mix well and cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight-container.
Serving Suggestion
  1. Classic Way - Tastes best with yogurt or curd and topped with banana, grapes, berries, and fresh mint leaves.
  2. 2. With blueberry or strawberry compote/sauce - In a bowl, add curd and top it up with granola, compote, banana, grapes, and fresh mint leaves. Tastes the best. 
  3. 3. With Milk - Take some chilled or warm milk. Add homemade granola on top. Mix and enjoy.

FAQs

What is Granola?
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Granola is a quick and easy breakfast or snack food that is made up of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and some sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc. All these ingredients are mixed well and then cooked or baked together until golden brown and crispy. It comes in different varieties and flavors too and if you are making it at home, you can actually customize it as per your own taste buds. You can add different kinds of nuts and seeds that are available, dried fruits like mango, apple, pineapple, etc. You can even add some spices like cinnamon, gingerbread spices, and nutmeg. Because we get so many different kinds of rolled grains these days like wheat or millet, we can customize it by using different kinds of grains and make it extra healthy and nutritious.

How to eat or serve Granola?
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Granola is a quick and easy breakfast (or snack). You don’t need to cook it further while eating because it is already baked or well-toasted. You can simply add it to milk or over the curd, yogurt, or Greek yogurt. Top it up with some fresh-cut fruits like bananas, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, mango, apple, etc. to make it even more delicious and wholesome.


Can we make Granola in the microwave?
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You can surely make granola in the microwave if it has a convection setting. Simply preheat the microwave (for around 10 minutes) and then bake the ingredients at 180°C for around 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Mix in between to avoid burning and to ensure even cooking.


Can we make Granola on the gas stove?
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Yes. Of course. You can make the recipe on the gas stove but it would be more time taking and you need to keep mixing it continuously to avoid burning. To make it on the gas stove, you can mix all the ingredients together (except dried fruits) and add them to a greased pan. Cook on the lowest flame and toast until golden brown and crispy.


Is Quinoa a grain or a seed?
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Quinoa is a pseudo-grain or a seed and it is actually a member of the spinach, chard, and beet family. It is often considered in a cereal grain group and it is also cooked like rice or other grains. But it is a seed of the Chenopodium plant. This plant is also used for medicinal purposes and its leaves are consumed as a vegetable. But this ancient ingredient is grown for its seeds and to cook many recipes like soup, bread, pulao, salad, etc.


What are the Benefits of Quinoa?
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Humans are eating Quinoa for more than 7000 years. It is an ancient ingredient that has gained popularity in recent years. It is high in proteins and lots of other vitamins and minerals. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium, zinc, and iron. Red and black quinoa has about twice the antioxidant power. We consume it regularly and make salads, pulao, cutlets, and now even granola too.

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