Saturday, September 12, 2009
I was looking through the supermarket for a healthy granola. There were dozens of varieties with many interesting combinations. The only problem was that they all had sugar and other unwanted additives. Also, there was no way of controlling the quality of the oil used. My son has been enthralled with the fact that I have been trying to make things from scratch. He asked me to make my own cereal. So, I thought I would take his advice, and give it a try. Here is the recipe that I came up with:
2 cups of thick old fashioned oats (not the instant type)
½ cup of sunflower seeds
1 tbsp of flax seed
1tsp of vanilla extract
¼ cup of coconut oil
1/3 cup of pure maple syrup (or agave)
Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Preheat oven to 325 18-20 minutes.
When it cools down add 1/2 cup of fruit. (optional)
Now that you have the framework for a great granola, add anything you want, and mix it up.