Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Easy Bake Granola

2 c regular rolled oats
1 c coarsely chopped sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or chopped pecans
1/2 c coconut (optional)
1/2 c shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 c toasted wheat germ
1/4 c flax seeds
1/2 c honey or maple syrup-flavored syrup
2 T cooking oil
1 c dried fruit (cherries, snipped pitted dates, raisins, or cranberries) (optional)

Grease your baking pan, set aside. Combine oats, almonds, coconut (if desired), sunflower seeds, wheat germ, and flax seeds. In a bowl combine honey and oil; stir into oat mixture. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. bake in a 300 F oven for 30-35 min or until light brown, stirring after 20 min. If desired, stir in dried fruit.
Spread on a large piece of foil to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. (Or store infreezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months.)

2 comments:

Dalyce said...

Thanks for posting this! I loved it on the yogurt. And I am getting sick of cereal in the morning so this is perfect. Which ingredients did you leave out when you made it?

Jared and Miranda said...

Lets see... I didn't have sunflower seeds, and I chose not to put any dried fruit in it... and I only had a few walnuts, and I didn't have any wheat germ. Everything else was the same!