Sunday, January 18, 2009


My friend, Michele, brought us the yummiest granola on Saturday night. I have to share her FABULOUS recipe:

6 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts (she used pecans, but says almonds are really good too)
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup oil
1 cup honey
2 T water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Zest of one orange (she doesn't always add this)

Mix all dry ingredients together first and then add the wet ingredients. Combine until it's all moistened. Grease a cookie sheet or 9x13 pan and bake at 300 for 30-35 minutes (or more...if you use a glass dish it seems to take longer). Stir at least once while it's baking when it gets a little browned.

You could also add coconut, but she didn't this time. The amounts on the nuts & seeds can change too, depending on what you like! Her sister in law uses half honey and half maple syrup, and hers is delicious. So, feel free to adapt it to what your family likes! Her family likes the orange zest, but she made one batch with and one without. She usually makes two batches otherwise it disappears too quickly. :)

In the picture, I added it to applesauce...but you can just eat it plain! It's very flavorful! Yum, Yum!!

1 comment:

TheGefrom5 said...

YUMM!!! That sounds so good! Thanks for all the recipes and menu ideas. I get stuck in a rutt! :)