Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Awesome Granola Recipe!!

I found an AWESOME granola recipe the whole
family LOVES!!! You can even make it into granola bars!

We eat this in place of breakfast cereal
and/or just a snack!

I love it because it's fortified with wheat germ and flax!
I figured out that it has around 6.5 grams
of fiber per 1/2 cup serving!

Mix in bowl...
4 cups quick rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup flax seed (ground)
1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cups mini chocolate chips (opt.)

other options (I don't use these)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup almonds

In another bowl mix
1/3 cup canola oil (maybe I'll try applesauce next time!)
1/4 honey (I've been using maple syrup)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup water

Then put wet ingredients
into the dry and mix well.

Preheat oven to 300* and spray pans with cooking spray

For this batch I spread 1/2 onto
a cookie pan loosely for cereal

and pressed the other 1/2 of the batch into a 8 1/2 x 11 baking dish.
press firmly to make granola bars.

bake the loose batch until lightly brown on the bottom.
around 25 minutes for me. Lightly stir one time

For the bars in the baking dish leave in a little longer
around 35 minutes. Until lightly brown around edges.
Once the bars cool, just cut and store sealed!

Keep an eye on it since all ovens vary.
I use a 30 year old oven!!
You can see the original recipe here!!

Have a great week!


Amy Price said...

Applesauce will work very well for you! I use applesauce in mine and it tastes great!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe :D


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