Wednesday, April 24, 2013

an awesome granola recipe

We happen to LOVE granola around here.  Granola bars, granola cereal- love it all.  I had been searching for a long time and I finally found one that I can make easy and quick, is raw and good for you!  Here is the recipe in it's original form with my modifications in ( ).

Granola Cereal or Bars

3 1/2 cups  of Rolled Oats (cereal) or Steel Cut Oats (bars)
1 cup raw sliced almonds
1 cup raw cashew pieces (I skip these for the cereal, but add raisins in it's place))
1 cup Unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ginger
6 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt

Add and Mix the first 8 ingredients.  Melt butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl.  Add honey and salt.  Pour over oat mixture and coat evenly.  Pour into a baking pan/sheet that is covered with Parchment Paper.  Bake at 250 for 75 min.  Once taken out of oven, let stand for at least 10 min.  Transfer granola and parchment to cooling rack.  Break into bars (I indent lines before baking) or break into cereal.   

Matt love Peanut-butter granola bars, so I will add a package of Reece's pb chips to the bars and they are YUMMO!!!  I also tend to add a bit more coconut than the recipe calls for...just cause! 

1 comment:

Lindsey Eason said...

This looks delicious - thx so much for sharing! Going to try it this weekend...