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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Homemade granola

Three out of our five family members enjoy eating yogurt, me being one of them. Now, it MUST be flavored yogurt...none of that gross plain active yeast stuff. Give us some raspberry, blueberry, mango, peach, kiwi, strawberry banana yogurt and we're happy! What makes it even yummier is when it's eaten with granola mixed inside. I found it cheaper to make my own granola rather than buying a bag of it at the store. Plus, granola is a great dry snack for little hands when in the car. Andrew helped me make a batch of the crunchy stuff yesterday afternoon. You can find a TON of recipes online but here's the one I use:

Homemade Granola

2 1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. almonds (other nuts)
1/2 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. grapenuts
1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. honey (or sugar)
1/2 c. raisins (or dates)

Most of the dry ingredients are optional (i.e. - you can leave out/add to the ingredients)

In a large bowl, mix together the oatmeal, coconut, almonds, grapenuts, and sunflower seeds. Melt the honey and margarine and stir into dry ingredients. Spread evenly on a cookie tray and bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from oven and fold in the raisins. Cool. Store in an airtight container or eat immediately. Makes 1 pound.


amy said...

Thanks! I was looking for a good granola recipe for the beach next week! Did the ingredients stay together well?

lorie said...

Jessica said...

Granola Getaways recipes will usually cost you less and be healthier than prepackaged granolas available from grocery and health food stores.

Homemade Granola