6.01.2010

deliciously easy homemade granola

homemade granola Crunch, crunch, crunch. Satisfying meals have crunch. Some texture too. I don't have to break a tooth, been there, done that (yes, from a piece of bought granola), but a little bit of chewing does seem to fill up the tummy. Besides yummy, having granola on hand is also indispensable. It makes for a quick breakfast, and without the preservatives, colourings, or additives found in a box cereal. I can pronounce all the ingredients (and the ingredients in the ingredients), and that makes me feel like it's actually edible too. homemade granola This will make your home incredibly aromatic as it bakes. Just wait until people start pounding down the door. Don't blame them it's not their fault. But do be kind, and share! Cinnamon-Coconut Granola 4 cups slow cooking oats 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup honey 1 cup of raisins and golden berries 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Combine the oats, coconut, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, sliced almonds, cinnamon, and ginger in a large mixing bowl. 3. In a glass measuring cup, add the canola oil, and honey. Place in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to warm slightly. This will help to combine the mixture. 4. Pour the oil and honey mixture into the bowl, and stir vigorously to combine. 5. In a large baking sheet, spread the the oat mixture evenly. Place in the oven. 6. Bake for 10 minutes, and remove. Stir the mixture, and place back in the oven for 5 minute intervals. Check and stir until toasted as desired, or a half an hour in total. 7. When the mixture has cooled, add a cup of your favourite dried fruit, I used raisins and tangy golden berries. Try to eat it for breakfast, but it's just fine with fruit and ice cream too!

10 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

a great post... easy and delicious and good for you too!

Joanne said...

I love finding ways to make homemade versions of traditionally storebought goods...the homemade ones almost always taste better. This cinnamon coconut flavor sounds delicious!

Jillian said...

Is that 1/2 cup canola oil? Just want to be sure it's not 1/2 tsp, lol!

eleni said...

Very healthy... my only nitch, I would hold the canola oil and use a non processed one... like coconut oil -organic- otherwise a A+

Global Patriot said...

The cool thing about homemade granola is you can get the sweetness exactly right. I find that a lot of the granola found in the stores is either too plain and dry, or a bit too sweet and sticky.

gail said...

eleni - canola oil is from Alberta, and coconuts are definitely not. It's local, and extremely healthful too. It depends on the quality of the oil, same with olive oil, and coconut oil too.

gail said...

eleni - canola oil is from Alberta, and coconuts are definitely not. It's local, and extremely healthful too. It depends on the quality of the oil, same with olive oil, and coconut oil too.

Cynthia said...

Love the flavour profile of your granola.

zerrin said...

I can eat this with anything, even plain. It has great flavors in it.

Vicky said...

Made my own granola based on your recipe and absolutely love love loveddd it!!! Thanks so much!

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