Monday, January 2, 2012

Yummy granola recipe

We've been making granola lately, and I wanted to share the recipe with you, because it's very simple and so delicious.

Honey Peaunt Granola (click to see the original recipe - we've made a few changes)

3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground flaxseed (approx - I didn't measure exactly, just threw some in)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (also approx, see above)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raisins or other dried fruit
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchement paper.               
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, wheat germ, flaxseed and sunflower seeds (you can adapt this to your tastes - add what you like, take out what you don't like).               
  3. In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet.               
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.  Add raisins after baking.  Enjoy!

As you can see, it's pretty easy to make (just make sure you don't lose track of how long you've been baking it!).  I've been enjoying it with yogurt and Carey likes to eat it with Cheerios and milk.  Maybe next time I'll make a small batch without nuts so I can give some to Emmett as well.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Sounds yummy, we eat nothing but home made granola over here:) Love the smell and the taste of fresh granola.