03 January, 2014


My sister-in-law gave us
homemade granola for Christmas.
It was delicious and didn't
last very long.
I asked for the recipe.
She obliged.
A batch has already been made and enjoyed.

Here's how it works: 
 gather ingredients and equipment
stir together
 bake in 10 minute increments
add almonds and back in the oven
mmm - golden and delicious.
This is the recipe as I made it:
3 C. rolled oats
1 generous tsp. cinnamon
1/3 C ground flaxseed
3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. oil
1/4 C honey
1/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C whole almonds
1/3 C sunflower nuts
Preheat the oven to 325F. 
Toss the oats, flaxseed and cinnamon together.
Mix honey, oil, sugar, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Pour over oat mixture and
mix well.
Spread on cookie sheet covered with
parchment paper.
Bake 10 minutes. Stir.
Add almonds.
Bake 10 minutes.  Stir.
Add sunflower nuts.
Bake 10 minutes. 
Turn oven off but leave in oven
another 5 minutes.
My SIL used 2 cups of oats,
no flaxseed,
1/3 C almonds
 and added
pistachios(rather than sunflower nuts)
 and 2/3 C craisins
 (after cooling for several minutes). 
Tasty by the handful
or with milk and blueberries!


materfamilias said...

Yumm! I usually do muesli rather than granola (avoiding the added fat and sugar), but this would make a nice change -- and a good gift! Thanks for sharing.

ilona said...

Cereals are an occasional treat for me and this has given me several delicious options to enjoy.