ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Granola, Hummus and Flatbread

Updated on October 14, 2014

Hummus, Granola, Flatbread

I've recently been inspired to start making my own foods because of a close friend of mine who loves to cook! I enjoy cooking as well, however I do not have a very well equipped kitchen... nor the time on regular weekdays. That's why you will notice that when I pick recipes to make, they involve few steps, ingredients, and basic kitchen utensils!

One of my favorite snacks to eat is hummus dip. I've tried making hummus dip without tahini, and simply with ingredients at home such as chickpeas, lemon, garlic, and olive oil but I think tahini really is key when trying to make the perfect hummus - exactly like the way you would buy it at the grocery store.

For the hummus in my blog, I took it step by step identical to the recipe from Joanne at Inspired Taste . The only difference between what I did and Joanne's recipe was:

  1. I did not add cumin or paprika (remember, I work with exactly what I have available in the pantry!)
  2. Because I have a small food processor, I cut the recipe in half to make-do with the food processor size that I have and made the recipe twice :)

All I can say is that this recipe is deeelicious! It tastes just as good (better) than store bought hummus, and costs half the price! A typical 250mL jar of hummus at the store costs about $2.99, or $4.99 for 500mL. This recipe cost me: $0.99 chick peas, $1 tahini, $0.50 lemon = $2.50 (as I already had oil and garlic at home to make use of).

Of course, what is hummus without a bread for dipping! That's where I stumbled across a recipe from Chewoutloud. This flatbread tasted exactly like the bread you would buy at your grocery store for $3.99 or $4.99. With this recipe, it probably cost me about $1.50 using all the ingredients I had available at home! The only differences with this recipe when I made it:

  1. I only used one type of all-purpose flour instead of both whole wheat and bread flour
  2. Instead of plain yogurt, I made use of a cup of coconut greek yogurt I had in the fridge since I don't typically buy plain yogurt.
  3. No garlic powder at home so none of that on my bread!
  4. Instead of using a cast iron pan, as per recipe, I used a typical metal pan that I have (as yes again, I do not own a cast iron pan). I can't say how it would taste if it was cooked on the cast iron, but I can tell you that my flatbread turned out still with the perfect consistency

Once again, the bread turned out great and perfectly complimented the hummus I made! Mmm mmm good!

Last but not least, I tried out Alton's recipe from the Food Network for some simple granola. SO easy to make, and SO healthy AND much cheaper than purchasing granola at the store (plus you know exactly what you have put in it :) Granola at store - $5.99 for regular cereal sized box. Made at home - $2.50 to make it my way! A few alterations to the recipe:

  1. No maple syrup at home so I substituted for some splashes of vanilla extract
  2. Instead of raisins, I used dried cranberries - I think any dried fruit would go

This tastes great on its own, or with milk for breakfast or also with yogurt.

Let me know if you have tried any of these recipes and the outcome you had. Delicious, simply, and nutritious.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)