There are four good points that speak for making crunchies yourself:
- It takes literally no time, 5 minutes preparation and maybe 20 minutes in the oven!
- It is mind-altering: When you do crunchy the first time yourself, then you will notice how much sugar is needed for its production and how much more must be in the ready-made ones!
- It’s getting cheaper.
- You can vary them (at a whim).
I prefer to make quite basic crunchy cereals as I like better to add later on different seeds and berries as the whim takes me that day or morning. I choose for this one: 200 g rolled oats, 200g finely grated porridge oats, 200 g mixed grains (flakes), 50 g yellow sesame seeds, 150 g agave syrup, 50 g seeds and berries
So first in a large bowl you stir well all the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Next, you spread the mixture onto a baking tray and bake it at 150°C for around 20 minutes. Stir once or twice to prevent that the flakes on top and on the sides get too brown. They should only get a golden colour.
Let the crunchy cool down on the baking tray before putting it in a storage box or eating it (well or don’t wait for the latter)…