Is it worth making granola? On Pebble Soup, the quality of food and taste are often discussed, at HQ, like in any other household, budget is also an important criteria. On the face of it, some products such as granola seem rather expensive, commercial granola cost a rough average of 65p per 100g. Considering that the main ingredient is rolled oats which is very cheap, I decide to investigate.
First things first, having some friends around helped for the ever-so-important tasting-test. The first batch of Granola was made using Jilly Dupleix' recipe. It was not anywhere near as good as the commercial one we normally use, far less crispy which is due to the roasting method. I do not think that home oven can achieve the commercial crispiness.
The second trial happened on his birthday, in a wonderful breakfast room overlooking the sea in Devon. Chef parted with his recipe and even there, it was not as crispy as commercial brands. However in both cases home-made granolas were very respectable.
Now cost wise:
Ingredients needed and break-down for basic ingredients per 100g (this is an average)