Wednesday, August 23, 2006

In The Oven

Granola!

Dry ingredients
6 C. rolled oats
1 1/2 C. raw sunflower seeds
1 C. wheat germ
1 C. oat bran
1 C. wheat bran
1 C. dry buttermilk powder
1 C. raw slivered almonds
1 T. cinnamon

Wet ingredients
1/2 C. high grade maple syrup
3/4 C. honey
1 1/2 C. canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Mix wet ingredients in a blender and pour over the dry ingredients. Mix well. Spread evenly on to lined baking sheets. Bake 1 hour stirring every 2o minutes. Do not brown.

While hot add:
1 C. raisins
1 C. dried apples
1 C. dried cranberries

Cool. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy with yogurt :)

I try to buy mostly organic ingredients purchased at Sprouts.

I make this for Josh and his family. It is his special treat after dinner.

10 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Everything looks good to me except the last three ingreds. Any other suggestions?

Margie said...

I have never put dried apples in my granola. I think I am going to try that!

Janet said...

Margie, is that you? I am honored ;-)

Donna, do you mean the dried fruits or the sweet stuff? If you are talking about the honey and the syrup, try halving it. Both are natural and do not react in your body like refined sugar does.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh...no...
I like the sugars!

The dried fruits are...um...icky.

Perhaps I could use M&M's or Chips :o)

Janet said...

Stick with the delicious dried fruits, Donna. I like the cranberries the best, raisins are just ok and the diced dried apples the least.

Dear, this is not trail mix. It's granola....wear your Birkenstocks while eating...

Anonymous said...

Oh man Janet, do I really have to wear Birkenstocks? My Reeboks work pretty well for me. Hey, it's even good with milk in it - and we LOVE the dried apples. Thanks for keeping us stocked up on this great snack!

Stacey

Janice, a sis said...

Donna,
do you like coconut, try that, not the sweetened stuff, but unsweetened, it is yummy, or go without, we love granola with lots of almonds in it

Donna Boucher said...

I love coconut and even have some unsweetened coconut in the house (I put it in my peanut butter balls)

I still think some M&M's would make this really yummy!!!

Janet said...

The recipe actually calls for coconut but to that I say YUCK!
:-)

Dana said...

Donna,
PLEASE dont put M&Ms in this *fine* recipe. Leave out the dried fruit and eat your granola plain. Or consider topping with fresh fruit right before eating.

Can you tell...I LOVE granola :)