Saturday, June 4, 2011

Granola girl

I love making parfaits with this homemade granola. It tastes delicious with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries. The base recipe comes from Phemomenon. The granola really is so good. I even like to grab handfuls to munch on. Plus, it is very easy to make.


3 c. old-fashioned oats (not quick)
1 c. raw almonds, chopped
3 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 Tbsp. whole flax seed
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon*
Dash salt
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1/3 c. honey**
1 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix oats, almonds, wheat germ, flax seed, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together oil, honey, water and vanilla. Microwave to melt honey. Pour over oat mixture and stir well.

Spread out entirely over large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, then stir with spatula and spread out again. Bake for 20 minutes more. Let cool completely on cookie sheet. Store in airtight container.

*I only wanted a hint of cinnamon, but you could do as much as 2 teaspoons.

**Swirl the oil in your measuring cup, then dump it into the bowl. That way, when you measure your honey in the oiled cup, it will slip out instead of sticking.

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