Thursday, June 21, 2012

Easy & Delicious Baked Granola


2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tbs. wheat germ (optional)
2 tbs. flaxseed meal (optional)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup maple syrup or blue agave
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries
 Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine oats,
wheat germ, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, nuts, honey,
maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Mix ingredients until
well combined. Spread granola onto a large baking
pan greased with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for
25-35 minutes, stir the granola occasionally during
the baking process. Remove granola from oven
once done, and stir in the dry fruit. Let granola
cool completely before storing in airtight containers
in the refrigerator. Serve with rice milk, almond milk
or organic milk, or use as a topping on yogurt, etc.
 Note: The granola may still be sticky when it comes
out of the oven but it will crisp and dry up as it cools.
Also, this recipe can easily be doubled.

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