Granola is such a filling, healthy breakfast or addition to a mid morning snack. When you make your own, you have control over the ingredients. I have a severe nut allergy so that is the best option for me. This morning I got out my mixing bowl and began measuring out ingredients.
Take Six Granola
4C rolled oats
1 1/2 C shredded unsweetened coconut
1 C wheat germ
1 C chopped unsalted nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans)
1 C sunflower seeds
1 C soy nuts
1/2 C sesame seeds
1/2 C natural bran
1/2 C cooking oil
1/2 C honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 C raisins
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine oil and honey. Cook over low heat, stirring until honey melts and mixture is warm, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour oil mixture over dry ingredients, stirring to blend well. Spread mixture on two baking sheets. Bake in 350 oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir occasionally. Let cool completely, stir in raisins. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 12 C.
It smells so good! I, of course, left out the nuts. I added pumpkin seeds in their place. I didn't have enough raisins, so I added some dried cranberries as well. You can add or subtract ingredients to suit yourself, and your family.
My hubby does not like yogurt. I told him I was going to give him some with granola on it to try. He was not excited, but tried it. This is what I gave him.
Sugar free Vanilla Yogurt
Fresh blueberries and raspberries
Tanya: "Well, Hon, what do you think?
Hubby: "It's really not bad at all...as much a I hate to admit it!"
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