Friday, November 14, 2008

Crunchy Fruity Granola...Mmmmmmm!

Here is a quick and easy granola recipe for you. This stuff is amazing! It's a healthy mix of grains, seeds, nuts and fruit....well it's healthy if you don't eat it all in one sitting! My suggestion on this one is not to use a moist dried fruit like apricots or apples. I did that once and even though it tasted great, it was a big gooey mess! Stick with what the recipe calls for. Enjoy!


CRUNCHY FRUITY GRANOLA
Adapted from Salad People and Taken from Vegetarian Times
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame etc.)
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.)
1/2 tsp. salt (I don't find this necessary if I use salted pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup honey
1/3 canola oil
1 Tbs. vanilla extract
1 cup assorted dried fruit, chopped (raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, etc.)


Preheat oven to 350F. Combine oats, seeds, nuts and salt in bowl.









Whisk together honey, oil and vanilla, and stir into dry ingredients.

Spread granola on baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.






Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once or twice during baking. Cool on tray until dry and crunchy. Break into bite-sized pieces, and stir in dried fruit. Store in airtight container.


Per serving: 280 CAL; 7G PROT; 16G TOTAL FAT (1.5G SAT. FAT); 30 G CARB; O MG CHOL; 85 MG SOD; 4G FIBER; 16G SUGARS

3 comments:

Ruth of Allover Art said...

Mmmmm, I'm definitely going to try that. Right now my husband is demanding I make banana bread. ;)

Meekiyu said...

dang posting all those delicious recipes it might make me want to attempt cooking again... my other times end up not so good (2 fires) lolol... sigh but I do love granola... sigh! Awesome pictures and directions... hmm maybe you should have one of those cooking shows... ? lolol =D

Mary said...

i haven't made granola in years....and you may have inspired me to do so on this cool, damp afternoon...

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