Friday, March 25, 2011

EZ Granola

Making a batch of your own granola has never been easier! This recipe is simple and would be a fun thing to make with children. Thanks to Ashley for the original recipe. This is my own take on it. I plan on using it in place of cereal. However, it's good on it's own for a snack, or you can add to yogurt for a protein boost.

EZ Granola

3.5 cups of rolled oats(can use steel cut oats)
3 TB of ground flax seed
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of almonds (finely chopped)
3 t. of cinnamon
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of olive oil (extra virgin is best)
2 TB of honey (a local honey is great to combat allergies)
2 t. vanilla extract

Mix together all ingredients. Preheat over to 375. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet.  Bake for about 10 min, stirring once half-way through. DO NOT BURN. Watch closely. Yes, I burnt my first batch and had to throw it away. Burnt granola just does not taste good. Also, you can add raisins/dried fruit in after you cook it. Makes approx 6 cups, approx 10 grams of protein per cup.

                                                        Some ingredients.......

                                    which transform into magic granola!!! Yum!


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