Thursday, August 18, 2011
My friend Lori posted this on facebook one day and ever since I've been dying to make it! I finally had most of the ingredients on hand(I knew I was missing a few) then I figure out I was missing a few more. Thankfully granola is one of those things you can alter and tweak to your liking and it will still taste fabulous!
Homemade Granloa-adapted from Teacher Turned Mommy
1/4 cup oil(I used coconut oil)
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ(I used oat bran)
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds(or flax seeds)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4-1/2 cup chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix together honey/syrup and oil(If using coconut oil I just melted it on the stove first). Stir in vanilla. Combine the rest of the ingredients and mix together in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over the top and stir well to combine. Spread out onto cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 mins, stir every 10 mins or so to keep it from sticking and to get it all toasty.
Remove from oven. Allow to cool completely stir a bit here and there to keep it from clumping.
**This was DELICIOUS!! It wasn't overly sweet or oily, it was perfectly crisp! I can't wait to have it for breakfast! The boys loved it too...sadly I'll probably have to share with them as well. the only thing different that I will do next time is to at least double it! This won't last long! I have since made 2 batches of this!