Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homemade and Quick Granola

I just love a good, oversized bowl of homemade granola in the morning with some yogurt. Does it get better than that??? Really. I'll wake up at 4: 30 am if it means getting some of this stuff.

Unfortunately, I winged this recipe, but here are my approximations. You may find that more or less really applies to each ingredient. You can also switch out the nuts and dried berries for whatever you prefer. You go!!!

Almond/Oat/Flax/Coconut Granola

2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 cup raw, whole almonds, diced
1 cup dried cranberries
Pinch of salt
2-4 Tbsp canola oil
2-4 Tbsp honey

In a small bowl, mix together the oil and honey (again, in order to coat all the granola, you may need to use at least 4 Tbsp of each in order to achieve a good coverage of moisture). Set aside.

In another large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour the oil/honey mixture all over the dry ingredients. Spread out evenly on some cookie sheets and bake at 350 until just light brown (it may take up to 30 minutes- in that time, please take granola out and give it a stir so that all the oats have a chance to brown- make sense?).

1 comment:

Danielle Dallas said...

Sounds yummy. I've just had to be careful to not put the dried fruit in until after it's baked. Otherwise it's gotten so hard I couldn't even chew it (raisins).