Friday, May 21, 2010


Kristen's Granola Recipe (which is super yummy and really inexpensive)

My adaptations to suit our diet needs:

4 C oatmeal
1/2 C unsweetened coconut
1/2 to 1 C sliced almonds (I honestly just threw them in without measuring)
1/2 to 1 C raw sunflower seeds
ground Flaxeed (maybe 1/4 C?)
1/4 C maple flakes
1/4 C olive oil
1/4 C honey (local)
1 t cinnamon
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 C raisins (optional)

1. In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut, nut, seeds, and flax
2. In a small or medium saucepan, combine sugar, oil, honey, and cinnamon and bring to a boil
3. Remove saucepan from heat and add vanilla
4. Pour coating over oatmeal mix and stir to coat evenly
5. Spread mix in a large, shallow baking pan and bake @ 350 degrees F for 20 mix. I usually stir once or twice during the baking process
6. If using raisins or choc chips, add after baking.
7. Cool completely then store in an airtight container