Crunchy Granola with Rice Flour
Crunchy toasted rice becomes flakey when baked with rice flour. Toasted rice is one of the traditional non-perishable foods famous in Kumamoto, Japan. It can be served with milk or mixed in with ice cream. Instead of toasted rice, rice-based cereals can be used.
Dusting toasted rice and rice-based cereals with rice flour evens the water evaporation during the baking process, preventing them from hardening.
All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.
Approximately 7 cups
|7oz/200g||toasted rice or rice-based cereals (mixture of 2-3 kinds, total of about 6 cups)|
|½ cup (80g)||rice flour|
|½ cup (40g)||shaved or shredded coconut|
|3 tablespoons (20g)||pecans|
|3 tablespoons (20g)||almond slices|
|2 tablespoons (30g)||cane sugar|
|1½ tablespoons (30g)||honey|
|2 tablespoons (30g)||yuzu or other fruit jam|
|2 tablespoons (30ml)||canola oil|
|2 tablespoons (30ml)||water|
|½ cup (80g)||dried fruit mix|
|1½ tablespoons (10g)||pumpkin seeds|
Preheat the oven to 320-340°F (160-170°C).
In a large bowl, mix toasted rice, rice flour, coconuts, pecans, and almonds.
In a medium saucepan, cook sugar, honey, jam, canola oil, and water.
Pour the sauce over the rice mixture and blend well. Spread over lined cookie sheets. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring several times with a wooden spatula while cooking. Take out from the oven when the mixture is golden brown and crunchy.
When cool, mix with dried fruit mix and pumpkin seeds. Serve with milk.
- This recipe uses US customary units. Measurement equivalents include: 1 teaspoon = 5ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, and 1 US cup = 237ml or 8fl oz. (1 metric cup = 250ml or 8.5fl oz.)
- The cooking time using microwave oven in this recipe is based on 1,000W in the US.
- The temperature and baking time may be different depending on the oven used. Please adjust accordingly.
- All rice flour is naturally gluten-free. Make this dish completely gluten-free by using gluten-free substitutes for other ingredients as needed.