One of God’s finest moments was creating granola and then combining it with yogurt. I was experimenting making my own yogurt, so naturally, I had to make granola. (I’ll be sharing the yogurt recipe with you next week).
Instead of using honey (some people are allergic), molasses (sticky mess) or real maple syrup (expensive), I wanted to experiment with Agave Nectar. And boy, was I not disappointed. Crunchy, slightly sweet and super tasty. Throw some homemade yogurt in the mix, and you will be in heaven.
Here’s all that you’ll need to make your own Simple, Tasty Granola:
4 C Regular Rolled Oats (not the quick kind)
2 C Chopped Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans or a mix of all three
1 C Shelled Sunflower Seeds
1/2 C Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 C Milled Flax Seed
1 C Agave Nectar (or honey)
4 TBS Cooking Oil
2 C Dried Raisins, Cranberries, Cherries
Spray two 9 x 13 casserole dishes with cooking spray.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
In a very large bowl, measure out 4 Cups Regular Rolled Oats.
Add to the oats the 2 Cups of Nuts and 1 Cup of Sunflower Seeds.
Next, add the 1/2 Cup of Wheat Germ and 1/2 Cup Flax Seed. Stir the dry mixture until everything is evenly distributed.
Measure out 1 Cup of Agave Nectar or Honey.
Add the 4 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil to the Agave Nectar.
Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour the wet mixture all at once. Stir until everything is mixed evenly.
Distribute the granola between the two greased casserole dishes. Pop them in the oven and bake for 30 minutes total, stirring halfway through the cooking time.
Remove from oven and stir in dried fruit.
Spread the granola out on tin foil to cool. (Lock up the kittens at this point).
Once the granola is cool to the touch, store it in an airtight container. It lasts a little over a week. I divide mine in half and put part of it in the freezer for later.
This Simple, Tasty Granola lives up to its name-all by itself-or add a little chilled milk or homemade yogurt. Then, invite a few friends over and show off what you made and enjoy it together!
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