Thursday, April 5

Granola

On the weekend, I finally got around to making my granola cereal again. Today I had it for breakfast with some vanilla yogurt and kiwi. The cereal has all the good stuff: oats, wheat bran, flax, nuts, dried fruit and some honey.

4 comments:

  1. Your blog is going to make me fat.

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  2. That looks so tasty! Thank you for the recipie by the way, I'm going to try it this weekend.

    I think this blog is a great idea, everythink looks delicious so far.

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  3. Does ella know something we don't. Could you post some ratios for the ingredients? We would love to try this one... You gave us a container one time, but no recipe (sniff) :)

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  4. Ella asked me for the recipe via email :) I'll post it here too. I've changed it a bit to have less sugar and more heatlhy things...

    Granola Cereal

    Ingredients
    - 6-7 cups oats
    - 1 to 1.5 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, but just use what you have)
    - 1/2 coconut flakes if you like
    - 1/2 cup wheat bran
    - 1/2 cup ground flax seed
    - other dried goods you like
    - pinch cinnamon
    - 1/4 tsp salt
    - 1/2 cup honey
    - 1/2 cup maple syrup
    - 2 tsp butter
    - 1 tsp vanilla extract
    - 1.5 cups chopped dried fruit (I used raisins, cranberries, apricots, but anything works - dates, apples, figs, prunes, etc.)

    Method:

    1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
    2. In large bowl combine all dried goods, nuts, and cinnamon. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet and bake for about 30 min, stirring occasionally.
    3. In small saucepan, combine salt, honey, syrup, butter and vanilla and bring to a boil to combine and melt butter. Set aside.
    4. When granola mixture is done, transfer back into large bowl and add the fruit. Slowly pour heated honey mixture in while mixing.
    5. Next, I put it into a buttered glass dish and baked it for another 20 min, hoping to get granola bars that I could actually cut with a knife. This didn't work - as soon as I tried to cut it, it fell apart. But the bonus was that you got chunks of granola which made for a good texture in the cereal.

    Store in an airtight container or even in ziploc bags. Enjoy!

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