Thursday, August 12, 2010

YUMMY GRANOLA

Homemade, sweet, delicious goodness!  Addicting?  I THINK SO!!!

Here's what you need:


dried ingredients
5 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup almonds, slivered 
(or another kind of nut you love)
1 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup raisins or craisins 
(I like to use dried cherries as well)

wet ingredients
1 1/4 cup honey
1 cup olive or canola oil
(whichever you prefer)
1 tsp real vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all the dried ingredients in a large bowl.
The kids can help!

Warm the wet ingredients in the microwave until really warm 
(about 1 min)

Pour liquid over the dry ingredients and stir until it is all moist.

Spread on to 2 cookie sheets.  
If you have a baking mat, this is a good time to use it.

Bake for 8 minutes.  Open the oven and stir the granola around with a rubber spatula.

Bake for another 8 minutes.
Pull it out of the oven when golden brown.
I like my granola chewy.  If you want a more crispy, flaky granola, bake it for longer.

That's it!
YUM

I like to store all this granola in a great big Tupperware bowl on the counter.  We eat it for snacks or in a bowl with milk for breakfast.  THE. BEST. CEREAL. EVER.

Love it!
-CK

This post is linked to Breast Feeding Moms Unite  
where you can find other great foodie/veggie friendly recipes
AND
http://www.gethealthycheap.com/
where you can get great healthy, family friendly recipes!

14 comments:

My name is Becka said...

Thanks for posting this! I've wanted your granola for ever!!!
I am sooo excited to make it.

Jackie said...

This is my favorite breakfast EVER too! YUM!

citymouse said...

It's almost time for me to make my stash of breakfast food again. I may give this a whirl.
Thanks.

andreamichelle said...

I love granola! this recipe sounds good. If you lesson the amount of oil will the recipe still turn out?

Julie @ Get Healthy Cheap said...

This is the easiest granola recipe I've seen! Now I'm ready to try it. I wonder if part of the oil could be substituted with applesauce like when baking.

I would love for you to link this recipe up at Family Food Fridays! I focus on healthy, affordable family food. This is perfect!

http://www.gethealthycheap.com/2010/08/family-food-fridays-813.html

CK said...

@andrea
My sister tried this (less oil). It is still very delicious but the granola is less chewy and more crispy.

CK said...

And PS I have no idea if applesauce would work with this recipe. My inclination would be no BUT you could make the whole recipe without oil and then add a little applesauce to a small portion and bake it and see if its yummy. If it is then throw applesauce into the rest of the mix!
-CK

Alea said...

Yum, this looks tasty! And it is healthier and less expensvie than store bought!

Jenn said...

I'm going to have to try this one!

Serendipity said...

Sounds great! Stopping by from SITS :-)

Melodie said...

We love homemade granola here. Always looking for a new way to make it and love your idea of adding dried cherries! Yum! Thanks for linking up and hope you'll come by again!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I have always meant to make granola, I keep seeing such awesome recipes and it's so delicious! I'm going to save this as a reminder! It looks great, thanks!

Lydia Nelson said...

I've now made this recipe twice! Thanks to you! It's amazing that it is soooo easy and quick yet tastes DELICIOUS!

Moogie said...

Mmmmmm.... love it. I'm your newest follower.

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