Thursday, June 16, 2016

okara granola

While I was browsing at a bookstore, I came across a book that had an interesting recipe for granola.

The recipe uses okara (soy lees) instead of oats or cereal.

I usually follow a recipe verbatim whenever trying it for the first time, but thought I could make this relatively the same way I make Ellie Krieger's version.

Okara Granola adapted from "Shumi-doki June-July 2016"

120 grams okara (soy lees)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
handful of unsalted pumpkin seeds
handful of unsalted pecans
handful of unsalted mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)
handful of dried fruits (cranberry, blueberry, raisins)
handful of cacao nibs

Mix together, spread out onto parchment and bake at 170C (325F) for 30 minutes.
Cool and store in airtight container

NOTES: The original recipe instructs you to bake the okara mixed with some maple syrup for 10 minutes on the top rack of your oven, adding the nuts with a little more maple syrup and baking it for another 20 to 25 minutes, but I didn't do that, so I think this is why my granola turned out "moist".

The picture in the book looks like the okara is dry and "sand-like"...similar to panko (bread crumbs).

Satoshi was surprised when I told him what the granola was made from.

After we eat this batch up, I am going to try it like the recipe instructs...will let you know what happens.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kat!
Your "I usually follow a recipe verbatim whenever trying it for the first time" statement made me smile. In almost all of the recipes that you post you talk about substitutions that you made and I have always been impressed in your ability to make changes that work out. I realize that what you share here is only a small portion of what goes on but my "impression" is that you do this (easily) like a chef tweaking a recipe!


jalna said...

Looks good! I love the porcelain in the back and to the right. Are they Arita-ware?

Lindsay-Jean said...

Cool idea!

K and S said...

aw Alan, you always write such nice comments :) thank you! there are times when ingredients aren't easy to find or I'm not willing to spend a lot of $$ for them, so I sub with whatever I have in my pantry or what can easily be found at the markets here...also, I like "easy" recipes, not too much steps involved (I'm lazy)...

not sure Jalna, the one on the right I bought at a 100 yen store, the one in the back was given to us by a friend.

thanks LJ!

Take care everyone!

KirkK said...

Nice....always looking for different ways to use okara

K and S said...

hope you like this Kirk, if you try it :)

Take care.

K said...

Looks good!

K and S said...

different but delicious, K!

Take care.

Unknown said...

Got a 2x test batch in the oven, and am using the 2-stage bake method (1st to par dry and cook the okara & sweetener, and second to make clusters by adding a little more sweetener along with the nuts and fruit. We'll see how it cones out. If it works, this will also give me another way to use up my surplus dried nut pulp from making nut milk for my wife ... i could blend some with the okara for granola.

K and S said...

hope it turned out to your liking unknown!

take care!