Thursday, November 25, 2010


I recently discovered homemade granola. It's super easy to make and it's a welcomed addition to my cereal bowl or yogurt in the morning. Remembering to eat it in small quantities is sometimes hard to do when you make it the first is that delicious :)


The basic recipe can be found here. Here's how I made mine:


Preheat oven 300 degrees

In a large bowl, stir together:
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
3 tbs dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup hulled unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup hulled unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds

In another bowl, stir together:
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla

Dump this mixture over oat mix and mix well. Spread thin layer on cookie sheet lined with a silpat. Use center oven rack, bake 15 minutes stirring after 15 minutes until light golden brown (total time 20-30 minutes).

Cool completely, stirring every once in a while to keep it from sticking together, Add 1 cup of dried fruits. I used 1/3 cup raisins, 1/3 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup cut up apricots.

Store in an airtight container. Use within 2 weeks.

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