I bought a mini series book on "fun food for kids" by Tarla Dalal some time back. This is the first ever cook book that I have bought. I misplaced the book somewhere within a week of buying it. Last weekend I found the book and was reading through the recipes. With Madhuram's low fat(Eggless) baking event round the corner, I thought of making the power packed cereal, provided in the book. Also I had all the ingredients available.
Overall the cereal tasted good. Its mentioned in the book that this cereal makes a high carbohydrate breakfast for kids.But I might not have the cereal as a breakfast, but would prefer eating as a snack. The cereal is quite healthy too as it uses very less oil and the cereals and nuts are baked in an oven to get a crispy texture.
Here is the recipe..
Rolled Oats: 150 gms(I had Quaker brand Oats and I think it was not rolled oats) Corn flakes: 25 gms(I used Kellogs brand, the original flavour) Brown Sugar/Demerra sugar: 70 gms Nuts: 50 gms(a mixture of chopped walnut, cashew and almond) Sesame seeds: 1 tbsp(I used white ones) Salt: 1/4th tsp Water: 50 ml Vegetable Oil: 3 tbsp(I used 2 tbsp refined oil) Vanilla Essence: 1/2 tsp Raisins: 2 tbsp
1. Mix oats, corn flake, sesame seeds, corn flakes, brown sugar and nuts in a bowl. 2. Mix oil, water, vanilla essence and salt in a separate bowl and whick together.(I did it with a spoon) 3. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. 4. Spread the mixture in a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 degree C for 20 to 30 minutes or until it turns crisp and golden brown.(Stir occasionally when the mixture is in the oven, otherwise it might get burnt.) 5. Add raisins and store in an air-tight container.
It can be served with milk and fruits.
Note: I added some milk and sugar to the baked cereal and had. It tasted yummy.
This is my entry to Madhuram's Low fat(Eggless) baking event.