Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For Gretchen and Kyra

OK, you Asked for it!!

Granola
The cast of characters:

4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup nuts (I used almonds)
1/4 cup sunflowers (I used roasted, no salt)
1/2 cup whole millet or buckwheat groats
1 cup whole wheat flour (or corn meal or other whole grain flower)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup coconut
I added about 1/3 cup brown sugar, although you could skip it if you like it less sweet.
cinnamon to taste
Mix

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey (could substitute maple syrup)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat this and then mix with dry ingredients. Spread on lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for one hour on 250. Turn with a spatula everytime you think of it.

And, Voila:

I actually adapted this from another recipe and I didn't really measure anything. I'm more of a handful and pinch kind of gal, but I think the above is pretty close. I tried throwing some dried fruit in tonight for our before bed snack and each of the kids ate three bowls! Oh, and my neighbor gave me some fresh-from-the-cow milk tonight so we poured that on. Mmmm. Makes me feel like a regular pioneer woman!




ps: I'm really into finding the perfect granola recipe right now so if you think you've got a better one, I'd love to get a copy.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Christine! I may have to run over to Whole Foods today and get all the ingredients.

    I was first interested for my personal munching, but my kids are big cereal eaters- I bet they would like it too.

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  2. this looks so yummy! i'm going to get our supplies and cook up a batch! thank you!!!

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