Saturday, April 4, 2009

World's Best Granola

I have never met someone who didn't go NUTS over this heart healthy but delicious granola!

Yes - it's high in calories

However, if you eat a small bowl of this for breakfast (1/3 cup or so with milk or soy milk), I guarantee you won't want get hungry again for many many hours.

3 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup large seeds (sunflower, pumpkin...)
1/3 cup small seeds (sesame, flax...)
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinamon
pinch salt
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats through salt). Combine oil, honey and vanilla, then pour over dry ingredients. Mix well. Spread on oiled cooking sheet and back in preheated 350 degree oven until golden (10 to 15 minutes). Stir occasionally.

  • This version is fairly sweet - you can decrease the sugar
  • Whole almonds hand chopped are much better than purchased slivered almonds (it's something about the crunch of a sugar coated chunk of almond)
  • You can mix in dried fruits after the mixture cools

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