Talk:Homemade granola

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Number of Servings section is missing.

How many servings does this quantity make? Or in other words, what is a good or recommended serving size for adults/children?

Is it possible to have with yoghurt or buttermilk instead of milk/fruit juice?

Would it perhaps also need a sentence or two to mention the difference between muesli and granola?

--Roses2at 07:58, 5 August 2010 (BST)

I'll pass all of those questions over to Julia, I have little idea I'm afraid. Yes to sentence. (This page is linked from Wikipedia so is a high traffic page.) --Chef 09:18, 5 August 2010 (BST)

Errrr.... you didn't put a number before the words 'litres of granola'. And it still doesn't really help me with my first basic query - how many grams/what volume does one need for a normal/average serving. I don't really like muesli but because JB recommends this, I'm prepared to try it. But I don't want to make too much in case I have to chuck it (much against my principles!!) so will probably make half or quarter quantity. --Roses2at 20:54, 7 August 2010 (BST)

I just put 'fill one very large Kilner jar' - no idea how many litres until I empty the contents of the ones I have. Also have no idea what an average helping would be. I would suggest that you start with a smallish quantity, ie one quarter, to see if you like it first. I am not that keen on muesli either, but granola is much nicer, although I do not eat much in the way of cereal for breakfast (I prefer a nice bowl of Ajo Blanco MalagueƱo instead:-))--JuliaBalbilla 06:46, 8 August 2010 (BST)

JP said he DID measure the volume of his Kilner jar, but whether it's the same size as yours....?

Adding up the weight of ingredients comes to just under 1 kilo, so that would figure. That's way too much for a first tryout batch, so will probably do as you suggest and make 1/4 size, but then comes the problem of having surplus/unused raw ingredients; although nuts and dried fruit are no prob - will eat them anytime.

I've eaten this before (probably in a hotel on a business trip or on holiday somewhere) and know I liked it, which is why I'm keen to try it. But like you, hardly ever eat breakfast on workdays. Thanks for your info.

--Roses2at 07:21, 8 August 2010 (BST)

Somewhere on Cookipedia, there is a picture of one of the jars, with preserved lemons in it. It is not on the recipe page for preserved lemons - it just happened to be in the background of something else I was photographing, but cannot recall what. I would hazard a guess at 2 litres in volume?? --JuliaBalbilla 07:36, 8 August 2010 (BST)

I R Baboon I actually dug out the kilner jar, filled with water and measured the volume, then edited the page and added "Makes approximately litres of granola". :-~ Doh!

As far a servings per person by weight, in this case I don't think that it's very relevant. You are no more likely to weigh servings of this, than you are cornflakes or pickles. Equally, you are not likely to make this, Branston pickle, pickled eggs etc, unless you had tried them first, and Julia does suggest making half measures first. It is very filling and I would only have a tablespoon on some yoghurt. Others would have a bowl of it.

--Chef 09:20, 8 August 2010 (BST)