Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Great Granola

Step 1- On a rimmed baking sheet, combine oats,
almonds, coconut and sunflower seeds

Step 2- Drizzle with maple syrup and canola oil.

Step 3- Sprinkle with cinnamon and vanilla.

Step 4- Bake for 15 minutes, stir,
bake for 5 to 15 minutes more. 
When it starts to smell really good,
then it's usually done!  You want ingredients
to be golden brown. 

 Step 5- Add dried fruit(I used cranberries), let cool. 

Step 6- Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks.

Step 7- Enjoy!! (with milk, yogurt, soymilk, almond milk or fruit.)

Great Granola

4 cups rolled oats
(not quick cook)
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
1 cup dried fruits
(raisins, cherries, blueberries, cranberries)
cinnamon to sprinkle atop granola.
1/2 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
My recipe is modified from
Real Simple, April, 2010 issue.

I've been playing around with granola recipes for several years
and this version seems to be a winner with my family. 

For breakfast 1/3 to 1/2 cup is a nice serving size for me.

*Note-granola is a filling, satisfying breakfast or snack and
  may be addictive.

It smells really good while its baking and cooling too.  What are
your favorite breakfast foods?  Would you be willing to share? 
Enlighten me, please!  


  1. I like blueberry pancakes and I love waffles. Do you remember having galletes. When I was a kid my dad made them for us for Sunday breakfast. Fried dough with butter and whatever you want on top. Those were the good old days. Memories...

  2. Those were the days...
    Remember Dad teaching me how to flip pancakes?

  3. I so may have to try this!!!! It looks incredibly yummy!!!!!!

  4. You're sure right about the addictive part! That's why I only have granola once in a blue moon!

  5. This looks incredible! Do you now what the caloric intake is? A serving is probably an 1/8 or a cup, which I will have to 8 servings to get a nice whole number.

    LOL, I think I will try this! My favorite breakfast is the big one, fried eggs over easy, bacon, toast with jam, and a side order of grits. LOL


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