29 October 2008

Homemade Granola

It feels so healthy to make anything homemade, because you can see exactly what is going into it. I had been spying some granola posts on tastespotting and kind of made my own concoction.

Your Granola

4 c. organic rolled oats
1 c. raw sunflower seeds
1 c. raw pumpkin seeds
1 c. natural unblanched almonds
1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1/4 t. ground cinnamon (optional)
1/4 t. ground ginger (optional)

1/4 c. natural maple syrup
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. sunflower oil (or canola oil)
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract

1/2 c. any dried fruit of your choice
(cherries, raisins, apricots, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the maple syrup, honey, oil, vanilla and set aside.

Toss together all the dry ingredients, minus the dried fruit.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a spoon until the oats are well covered.

Spread the granola on the baking sheet into a thin layer.

Bake for 25 minutes or until it is golden brown.

Place on cooling rack for 5 minutes, mix in the dried fruit and store in an air tight container until ready to eat.

I love to eat granola with vanilla yogurt and blueberries! Enjoy!

1 comment:

chelsie-dianne said...

That looks amazing... I want to make some now.

How much did all of that cost you? I might make a special trip to the grocery store for this one.