Friday, January 11, 2013

Yummy Homemade Granola!

I've found my new favorite granola recipe, and it is so delicious! Plus, since it's homemade you know everything that's going into it (yep, I am reducing my processed food intake as per my New Year's resolutions!). Even better, you can tweak it as you like.

Want to try it?

Here's the recipe:
Adapted from 100DaysofRealFood.com

BEST GRANOLA
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Put a Silpat Non-Stick Baking Mat (or parchment paper) on a large cookie sheet.

Combine:
3.5 cups oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup pecans (or walnuts or cashews)
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds (or substitute your favorite)
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

In a small saucepan, heat:
6 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup honey
When the butter melts, add:
2 tsp vanilla extract.

Pour the hot liquids onto the dry. Stir together, then spread on the prepared sheet.
Bake for 65-70 minutes. Cool, break apart, and eat within 2 weeks.
Yum! It's a flexible recipe, so try adding your favorite nuts, seeds, and dry fruits (after cooking) to make it perfect for you.

Even Desert Boy recommends this granola, and he is not much into granola.

3 comments:

jhami said...

That does look good! That's similar to my mom's recipe. I'll have to try that :)

The Incredible Woody said...

I love homemade granola!!

jeffsgal212 said...

I love this recipe, but use ground flax seed - I've read our bodies have a lot of trouble digesting them whole - and dried cherries. I also add a little coconut oil, but that's basically because another favorite recipe for granola calls for it and we like the flavor.

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