Monday, April 6, 2009

Granola--The Healthy Snack

So, the granola I mentioned in the post below has been requested by several readers who want a new addiction. Who am I to stop them from finding a little bit of happiness--or a lot depending on your will power. Here it is:

2 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup bran or wheat germ
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raisins

As you may note, this doesn't make a huge amount, so if you have little hands that will want to share with you, I would suggest doubling it. And I've only used sliced almonds (no sunflower seeds yet and wheat germ instead of bran and I don't put the raisins in 'cause my kids don't like them).

Preheat oven to 325. Combine all ingredients except raisins. Bake in a 13 x 9 pan for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in raisins. For cooling, I suggest combining the granola into a big lump, so that it stays moist. If you spread it out to cool it will still taste warm and delicious the first day, but if you have any left by the next day, it will be drier. It's up to you.


DONNA J. said...

I haven't tried this granola recipe out YET, but I know you rave about it and so I'm anxious to try it out. Thanks so much for posting it. We love granola at our house :)!!

Mama Corleone said...

I have been looking for a good granola recipe!

Lauren and Trevor said...

Thanks, I am going to try it!

Positively Creative! said...

THis sounds healthier than my granola, which really just consists of "Cake"!! You look good anyways what are you talkin about..?!!

Heather said...

I love home made granola.

You drive a hard bargain.. but I tell you what.. If you find me a baby girl.. I will name her first AND middle name Audrey!! :)

no joke.

Kelli said...

Yuuummmmyy!! Sounds like a snack I'm going to have to make sooner rather than later! Thanks for the great recipe!

bloggingchristy said...

Oh I freakin love granola. I had to put freakin because I really do! When I make it I have a bowl almost every hour until it is all gone! Have some the next day? What a joke!