Friday, July 13, 2007


Servings: 28


6 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup flax seed
1 cup cashew pieces
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup coconut
1 cup rye flakes
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups honey
1 Tbsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 225F
Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl.
Heat honey and oil until warm, remove from heat and add vanilla.
Pour liquids over dry and mix thoroughly until evenly coated.
Spread onto baking sheets and baking for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour
Allow to cool completely, add dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, banana chips if desired.
Store in airtight container.

Granola, summer's yummiest breakfast. Add some yogurt and some fresh sliced fruit and you have a fast, nutritious and delicious meal.

I made this last night as I was making dinner. So simple and so much better then store bought. I think I am going to try adding some spices next time. Cinnamon, poudre douce or maybe even something different like allspice. I think I'll play with some of the different variations - less oat flakes and add in some other options - kamut, barley, etc. I might try decreasing the honey slightly and try adding in a little brown sugar just to see what that does to the flavour. Although I think I like the idea of using honey for my sweetener - have to think about that one. I also have heard of decreasing the honey by 1/2 cup and using some apple or orange juice - I think I'll try that one.

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