Friday, September 4, 2009


Mom's Granola

3 cups 6 grain mix
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1 c. shelled sunflower seeds (optional)
3/4 c. reg. wheat germ (optional) I use a few Tbsp. flaxseed
1 c. flake coconut
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dry milk
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup oil (I use butter)
1 & 1/2 cups raisins, dates, apricots (I use a dry fruit mix)
*** I made another batch today and I used 5 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Splenda Brown Sugar inplace of the brown sugar and I used Xagave in place of the honey. I substituted that straight across. It was awesome!!! )

In a large bowl combine, 6 grain, almonds, sunflowers,flax,coconut, brown sugar and dry milk. Mix well. In a suacepan combine honey and oil heating gently till well blended. Add fruit. Pour over dry ingredients and stir well to coat. Put on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Stirring every 5 minutes. You need to really watch it or it will get a little to crispy. Edible, but crispy. You can do that for 10 minutes and then let it air dry. Store in air tight containers.

This is the best granola for cereal. It's much cheaper to make your own than to buy it. I also love that I can add variety. This batch I threw in a couple Tbsp. of Vanilla Powder. I also want to try it with Xagave, instead of honey. It's an easy recipe to experiment with. Plus it makes your house smell sooooo good!!

1 comment:

Shauna said...

I would have never thought to use Vanilla Powder.