Friday, December 18, 2009

Melinda's Homemade Granola Recipe

This is not myyyyy recipe per's the recipe from a hippie chick naaaamed melinda back in the early 70's who lived in the san fran area....but my name iiis melinda n i haaaave been called a hippie on more than one trust me here...this is recipe is finer than frog hair....

2 cups rolled oats (not instant)

1 cup peanuts or toasted almonds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds

1/2 cup coconut (I always use unsweetened, but you can go for the sweetened kind if you'd like)

1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (I often omit this ingredient, as I tend to forget to buy it)

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup dried fruit (dried apricots, craisins and dried apple are all delicious choices)

scant 1/4 cup cooking oil (not olive)

1/2 cup honey

Mix the oat, nuts and grains in a large bowl.

Measure oil into the measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into bowl.

Then measure out the honey in the same, unwashed cup. The oil will help the honey exit the cup.

Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a baking pan. I use a large roasting pan, as it keeps everything contained. A cookie sheet with a lip also works, but you have to stir it slightly more carefully if you use that.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, turning it with a spatula every ten minutes or so. You want everything to be an even golden brown.

When it is finished cooking, returned the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and fruit and stir to combine. Stir gently several times as it cooks, so that it doesn't clump together too much.

Enjoy! N let me know whatcha think!

1 comment:

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    my offerings
    covered books
    covered boxs
    make dos
    pin keeps
    sewing needfuls
    sock dolls
    stitcherys....when will you be selling again and how do I click on to see what is being offered, etc.?