Thursday, September 05, 2013
Home Made Granola!
Here is my recipe - feel free to change it to suit your individual tastes.
Mix in large bowl:
4 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup oat bran
3/4 raw sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups chopped raw almonds
Mix in small saucepan and bring to a boil:
1 cup maple syrup (the real stuff from trees)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
After mixture comes to a boil, turn it off and pour it over the oat mixture in bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Place on cookie sheets or baking pans lined with parchment paper.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how thick your layers are. Stir every 5 to 10 minutes. Watch it closely. It can go from almost perfect to burned in just a few minutes. It is done when it is lightly toasted.
Remove from pans and mix in 1 1/2 cups dried plums. Cool and store in an airtight jar.
Makes about 10 cups!