Thursday, January 15, 2009

Granola


This is my version of my friend, Liz's recipe for granola. Eat it for breakfast with milk or grab a handful for a healthy snack.

3 c. Bob's Red Mill 5 grain rolled cereal or Trader Joe's Multigrain Hot Cereal (rye, barley, oats, wheat)
1 c. wheat germ
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. dried fruit, nuts and seeds
1/2 c. olive oil or melted butter or both
2/3 c. honey
1 1/2 T. vanilla
cinnamon (I used a sprinkle)
salt (optional)

Mix well and spread evenly on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then stir. Bake 10 more minutes on 250.

***You can add any dried ingredients that you like, for example: flax seed, pumpkin seeds, any nuts, any dried fruit. I've used a dried fruit mix at Smith's that included dried bananas, mangos, pineapple, papaya, cranberries and cashews. I chopped about 1 c. of it up into smaller pieces. Or you can add raisins and craisins if you have them on hand.

**You can use more or less honey and oil/butter depending on the texture you like.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenny, here are some of my plans for this week and some of what we had last week:
    Friday- Chicken Tortellini Soup
    Sat- Crockpot chicken(your recipe)
    Sun-slow cooker pork chops
    Mon-We always rotate pizza, tacos, or hamburgers on this night, this week it's tacos.
    Tues-Curry Chicken and Rice
    Wed-Hamburger pockets
    Thursday-BBQ Chicken Tinfoil dinners
    Friday-Stuffed Pasta Shells
    Saturday-Hamburger and Bean casserole(from Betty Crocker cookbook)with rice and a bowl of fruit
    Sun-Dinner with friends
    Mon- Hamburgers
    Tues-Potato Soup (Panera Bread's recipe)
    Last night we broiled chicken then put parmesean chesse, pasta sauce, and mozerrella cheese on top and warmed it in the oven.
    Let me know if you want a recipe, have a great day!

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