Tuesday, February 1, 2011

homemade granola

Homemade Granola
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix together in a large bowl: 1 cup coconut, 4 cup rolled oats, 1 cup sliced almonds, 1 cup milled flax seed, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup peanuts.
Bring to boil: 1 cup honey, 1/2 cup oil, 1 Tbsp cinnamon
Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and mix well. Spread on well greased jelly roll pan and bake for about 30 minutes. Stir often. Remove before too dark and let cool untouched. Break into pieces once dry. add 1 cup dried fruit of choice if want (we loved cranberries in it). Enjoy!!!

I love granola and one thing my mom used to make when I was a kid was homemade granola. I decided to give it a whirl and made a batch with the kids. Yummy! This recipe was pretty simple and I altered it just a bit according to what I had in the house. Made some pudding and cut up a bunch of fresh fruit and we've been loving our parfaits here... breakfast, snacks, and dinner! :-)

1 comment:

Holly said...

YUM! I want a parfait!!