Monday, November 29, 2010

Grandma Betty's Granola

This is my grandma's granola recipe. I stole it from her - hope she doesn't mind that I'm sharing it with all of cyberspace ;). I don't have a picture to go along with this - you'll just have to use your imagination. But really, all granola looks the same, right? This recipe is VERY healthy. Extremely healthy. And I think tasty as well. I eat it every morning, with kefir poured over the top. And its super easy:

Betty's Granola

3 cups oats
1 1/2 cup coconut
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup pecans
3/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup sunflower, saflower, or light olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup honey (I add this last, and keep adding until its all moist)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

**Each time I've made this, I've used a different combination of nuts/seeds. Its yummy every time

Combine all ingredients in a 9x13 glass dish. Mix well (should all be coated with honey - if not, I add a bit more). Bake at 300 for 45 minutes, mixing occasionally. Bake to desired brownness. Also, all the seeds/nuts that I use are raw, and they roast nicely with the rest of it all.

Its delicious with kefir, but of course any yogurt works well too. It keeps me full and satisfied all morning, and I only eat about 1/2 cup. Its very filling.