Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Granola recipe for YOU!

In recent days, I've had several requests for my granola recipe...

I hope you enjoy it.  

Coming soon a recipe for homemade protein bars, I've got to make another batch with the correct amount of honey this time.  My first batch was a bit crumbly, BUT really tasty good!  


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. Thanks for posting. I'm going to make some tonight! :)

    ~ Ursulina

  2. I posted this to my ZipList Recipe collection. It sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I loved it! I hope you don't mind that I pinned it to my Pinterest fav. recipes board?!

    Sandy xo


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