(breakfast/snack - nuts and seeds)
From: Carol Cleary
Hi!! I thought I would share one of my very favorite recipes with
It is really good for breakfast on yogurt, or just plain as a snack.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
(It's addicting. Really)
servings: it makes a lot! (I usually only make 1/2 a batch)
1). Preheat oven to 350
- 6 cups quick-cooling (thin) oats
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup mild oil (like canola)
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 T apple juice concentrate, defrosted
2). Pour all ingredients (except oil, maple syrup, vanilla and
apple juice concentrate) into a rectangular metal cake pan
3). Stir with wooden spoon
4). In glass bowl, mix oil, maple syrup and apple juice.
Add vanilla and microwave for 90 seconds until hot (not bubbly).
5). Carefully pour liquid over oats.
Spread evenly with wooden spoon.
6). Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove pan from oven.
Stir mixture well, scraping bottom of pan.
Bake 10 or more minutes, remove and stir again. If granola is a
toasty brown color, it's done.
If not bake 5 more minutes of so.
7). Let cool on top of stove.
It'll get crunchier as it cools.
When cooled store in plastic container.
8). Once granola cools, add raisins, dried fruit (my favorite!)
or mini chocolate chips to make trail mix.
*** you can substitute in the recipe, too.
I tried using corn pops instead of almonds - that was really good.
Just be creative, you can't go wrong!!