Homemade Granola is the Best! Nystrom's RecipeSubmitted by Cornmeal Smithy on Sun, 03/27/2011 - 12:02
This is for Jefferson, who somewhere a while back asked for my granola recipe, after I mentioned that I make it at home. This comes from this book, The Source: Unleash Your Natural Energy, Power Up Your Health, and Feel 10 Years Younger which has become one of my favorite health / recipe books. Lots of great ideas & recipes in that book.
Granola is super easy to make, delicious, and very good for you.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup wheat germ (Substitute flax (I do) if you have problems with wheat)
1/4 cup brown rice syrup (I use less so it isn't so sweet)
1 TBS Maple Syrup (I use more, to compensate for the lack of brown rice syrup)
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I use more - to taste)
1/2 TBS Canola oil
I also add 1/2 cup of cashews, because I'm a big fan of the cashew. The amounts are just for reference as it seems like a pretty hard recipe to screw up, lol. The granola always comes out tasting great (unless you burn it). Once I even forgot the cinnamon, but it was still pretty good. I get the nuts at Trader Joe's, which is a great, economical place to get a variety of nuts.
Preheat the oven to 350, cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil, mix all the ingredients together, then spread it out on the cookie sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. After it cools, break it up into chunks (it will be like a giant pan cookie coming out of the oven) and store it in an airtight container.
Source: The Source
I love to eat it on top of plain Greek-style yogurt with berries on top (fresh berries when they're in season, otherwise frozen are great). Around my house, this delicious treat is known simply as, "The yogurt thing." The beauty is that you can eat it for breakfast, or desert!
If you make this recipe, let me know how you like it, and / or if you have any variations on it.