Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Trudy's Granola

Living healthy becomes important as we have so many choices today.
I have a sister-in-law who always shares some wholesome healthy recipes.
I started making this granola a few years back,
and this has become one of my staples in our home for our grandkids.
He calls granola, "Crumbs"
Whenever the little one is hungry he says,
"Oma, can I have some yogurt with Crumbs?"

5 Cups Quick Oats
1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 Cup unsweetened med-coconut
1 Cup Sunflower seeds
1 Cup almonds
1 Cup cashews

Mix all these ingredients in a large stainless steel bowl.
I make sure that I chop my almonds and cashews coarsely.
In fact I use any nuts, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts etc. that will equal two cups.

In a small bowl, I mix the following ingredients.
2 tsp. almond flavor
1/4 Cup water
1/4 Cup oil (not virgin oil)
3/4 Cup honey
I stir these ingredients and blend them together with my Brown mixer.
It makes the right consistency.
Then mix the wet ingredients with the dry.
Stir till all the ingredients are moist.

Bake in the oven in a 9x12 cake pan at 350'
Stir every three minutes for up to 30 minutes.
I prefer my granola crunchy.

When cool, pour Granola into a container and freeze.

Serve over yogurt, add some fresh berries,
(In winter I add frozen berries)
Cover with a large spoonful of Granola.
This has been a life saver for many a quick healthy snack.

7 comments:

  1. Marg, with all the recipes new here everyday it's hard to keep up trying them all. I will try this one though. . I've been thinking about making some granola and this sounds really yummy. We often eat some yogurt in the morning adding some ground flax seed but this sounds much tastier.

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  2. i am always in the search for healthier recipes, this sounds great. yofurt and granola is a staple in our home. i will be sure to amke this one.

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  3. All summer we have fruit, yogurt & granola for breakfast. I think this recipe will give my favorite Harvest Crunch some competition!

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  4. Same here..this is a recipe I will try..granola is a staple here!

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  5. Oh nuts to my nut alergy. I use to love granola. I have tried to make it with substitutes but it is not quite the same. This recipe looks like a keeper for granola lovers. Kathy

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  6. This looks like a perfect recipe. I was wonder though... could the quick oats be substituted with old fashioned (slow cooking oats)?

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  7. This was great. Even my husband liked it. I added some Craisins as well. Delish!

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