Tuesday, August 26, 2008

homemade granola

oh, i love this recipe. it is so easy and yummy, and there are fond memories attached to this granola. in 1992 i visited suzy and her husband, dwight in vienna who were serving there with greater europe missions. i think i ate this every morning that i stayed there before i would set out for the day sight-seeing. the taste and crunch of this granola remind me of the beautiful sights of vienna, as well as the sweet time i had with good friends. they were such wonderful hosts.

i have made it often since then, but recently remembered this recipe after sampling a similar recipe at a farmer's market. this batch i added roasted pumpkin seeds. i love the honey-sweet and nutty-crunch of this cereal! i hope you enjoy it, too.

homemade granola

2 cups regular rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped/slivered nuts (any combination of almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds...endless possibilities)
1 tablespoon wheat germ or ground flax seed (optional...only if you are feeling really healthy)
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup oil (not olive oil)
1 cup raisins or other dried fruit

Combine all dry ingredients. pour honey and oil over all and stir to coat. spread on a baking sheet with an edge and bake at 300* for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. remove from the oven, stir in raisins and turn out onto foil. cool completely. store in an airtight container.

eat as a cold cereal with milk or just dry as a crunchy snack.

everyday gift: crunchy granola

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear daughter,

I need some hi-tech instruction on how to print the recipes on your blog. I know I'll get pages and pages if I just click print, so how do I pare it down to just waht I want??? If you can help long distance, great; if not, come on over sometime and show me. Thanks and Love, Mom