Thursday, April 19, 2012

Homemade Granola

Yum
Recently, I have been a granola fiend. I've been eating it for breakfast, snack, and whenever else I am sort of hungry. I cannot get enough of it. I wanted to take a stab at homemade granola because the kind I like can get kind of pricey when you eat as much of it as quickly as I do. Not only was this recipe simple, it was very good. I added dried mixed fruit (cranberries, blueberries, and cherries) into it.

(Printable Version)
Recipe from wholeliving.com

What you need:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax meal (I left this out because I couldn't find mine - time to clean the pantry!)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 4 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
Directions:
 
Preheat oven to 325* and grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine oats, meal, cinnamon, and salt.

In another bowl, combine apple juice, syrup, honey, and brown sugar.

Add juice mixture to oats mixture and stir until combined.

Spread onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir, breaking up big chunks.
Bake for another 8 minutes or until crisp.
Remove and let cool. At this point you can break up any more large chunks, add fruit, etc. 
Store in an airtight container when cooled. Makes 4 cups.



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