Ramen Crunch Granola Guide

Ramen Cluster Granola

Scott and I were watching Chef’s Mind on Netflix when we were inspired to make “grown-up Ramen”. We bought a bunch of Ramen, went home, and made a pretty stellar soup. We, of course, bought too many Ramen packages (because they’re $.25 a piece!) and had a few left over.

Since I had been meaning to make my favorite granola for quite some time, I decided to incorporate the unused Ramen for a funky twist. Here’s what I did:


Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 45 min.

Ingredients:  9 (give or take by which ingredients you choose)

All Ingredients

Ingredients:

< ½ cup: Honey

< ½ cup: Maple Syrup

¼ cup: Coconut oil

1.6 cup: Oats

1 Block Ramen (broken into pieces)

1 ¼ cup: Nuts (Combine slivered almonds, cashews, & Macadamias)

½ tsp: Salt

¾ cup: raisins (or dried fruit of your choice)

Sprinkle Chia Seeds

Heavy dash: Love 


Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 270 f.

Step 2: Mix oil, honey & syrup in a sauce pan- Heat ingredients at low temp until melted.

                    Melt the oil and other    Melt down the oil

Step 3: Mix together all dry ingredients sans raisins.

All dry ingredients

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ramen crunch granola

Step 4: Combine all ingredients + love (still sans raisins though!)

Combine all ingredients

Step 5: Lay parchment paper on cookie sheet (or don’t…if you want a chewier granola)

Step 6: Put all granola on cookie sheet and spread until evenly dispersed.

Step 7: Bake 20 minutes.

The Best ingredient is LOVE

Step 8: Give granola a good stir. Flatten it back out & add it back for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Step 9: Timer went off? Good! This is the tricky part: TURN OFF the oven and LEAVE the granola for several hours until it has formed clusters (you’ll be happy you waited)!

Ramen Cluster Granola

Ramen Cluster Granola

Step 10: Add raisins.

Step 11: Transfer to your favorite container. That is, if it makes it that far! 😉

ramen crunch granola

Step 12: Enjoy every bite. That’s a must!  Nummmmy

Final Product

 

Tips:

Per usual, I will encourage you to substitute any ingredient on this list below. That being said I do  highly suggest, if you like chewier granola, to use the honey and maple syrup combination sans parchment paper. BUT, if you prefer crunchier granola then brown rice syrup (brs) is your friend (substitute both the honey and maple syrup with brs), and parchment paper is a must. Both ways are tasty and you really can’t go wrong.

Ramen Crunch Granola Guide
 
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Serves: Cereal Container Worth
Ingredients
  • < ½ cup: Honey
  • < ½ cup: Syrup
  • ¼ cup: Coconut oil
  • 1.6 cup: Oats
  • 1 ¼ cup: Nuts (Combine slivered almonds, cashews, & Macadamias)
  • ½ tsp: Salt
  • ¾ cup: raisins (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1 Block Ramen Noodles (Broken into pieces)
  • Sprinkle Chia Seeds
  • Heavy dash: Love
Instructions
  1. Step 1: Preheat oven to 275 f.
  2. Step 2: Mix oil, honey & syrup in a sauce pan- Heat ingredients at low temp until melted.
  3. Step 3: Mix together all dry ingredients sans raisins.
  4. Step 4: Combine all ingredients + love (still sans raisins though!)
  5. Step 5: Lay parchment paper on cookie sheet
  6. Step 6: Put all granola on cookie sheet and spread until evenly dispersed.
  7. Step 7: Bake 20 minutes.
  8. Step 8: Give granola a good stir. Flatten it back out & add it back for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  9. Step 9: Timer went off? Good! This is the tricky part: TURN OFF the oven and LEAVE the granola for several hours until it has formed clusters (you’ll be happy you waited)!
  10. Step 10: Add raisins.
  11. Step 11: Transfer to your favorite container. That is, if it makes it that far! 😉
  12. Step 12: Enjoy every bite. That’s a must! Nummmmy

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2 comments

  1. Angela Ayers says:

    What a creative way to use ramen! It looks delicious, we’ll have to give it a try. Love the blog, by the way, you shine!

    • amber says:

      Thank you!!
      Oh man, it was such a random idea but it works! I’m usually all about adding the healthiest stuff to my granola but even though this goes against that a tad, it’s really not so bad. Especially because we’re not adding all that sodium from the seasoning pack that comes with it. 🙂

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