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.)
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!