Pass Me the Granola


I love granola. It’s delicious snack that is very filling. The oats are filled with fiber and the seeds and nuts are good sources of a variety of nutrients. What I don’t like is how expensive it is. One day while paging through a cookbook, I discovered a recipe for granola. I had never really considered making it. I read through the recipe and was amazed at how simple it was. 25 minutes later, I had homemade granola. 20 minutes of that time was baking. It was inexpensive and tasty. I’m sharing the recipe so that anyone can make this yummy and healthy snack. Try it with yogurt, a bowl of fruit, or even just plain.

2 cups oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
1/3 cup cooking oil

Mix all the ingredients together. Pour onto a greased baking sheet or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for 20 minutes or until granola is golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool. When cool, break into pieces.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lennonzgal on March 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    If you want something different, give this one a try:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html

    Best. Granola. Ever. I never buy granola anymore. I make this maybe once every 6 weeks and its fabulous.

    Reply

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