Monday, August 4, 2008

Homemade Granola

Although the first recipe I posted was quite contrary to healthy eating habits, Mundo and I generally like to stick with a pretty healthy diet. This granola is a great snack and tastes awesome with yogurt. You can experiment with different dried nuts and fruits.

3 cups oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1/8 c. whole flax seed
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. pineapple or apple juice
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
cooking spray
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. chopped dried apricots
1/4 c. raisins.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine the oatmeal, nuts and flax seed in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, wisk together the brown sugar, salt, syrup, honey, juice, almond extract, cinnamon and 1 tbsp olive oil. Pour over the oatmeal mixture and stir to combine. Spray the bottom of a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir in the dried fruit. Allow to cool. Smell your house- it smells yummy :)

1 comment:

Alex said...

This sounds great although I think for my tastes I would add more oil and less honey/maple.