Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crunchy Granola

The ingredients for granola are very flexible, and you can pretty much use any mixture of nuts and seeds you like. You could also add more oats and fewer nuts/seeds, as well as adding shredded coconut. This is what I generally use:

¼ C coconut oil 
¼ C honey
½ t vanilla
2 C old-fashioned rolled oats
(2-4 T of psyllium powder or husk - if you want additional fiber)
1½ C chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)
½ C sunflower seeds
¼ C flax seeds
¼ C chia seeds

Stir or whisk to combine the oil and honey. Heat it a little, if necessary, to soften the coconut oil so it mixes thoroughly with the honey. Add the vanilla and mix in. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is mixed. Spread in a baking pan lined with cooking paper.

Bake at 170ºC (340ºF) for 25-30 minutes, taking out to stir from time to time. When it's almost done, you can turn off the oven and leave it in there to finish cooking until it is all lightly toasted. Cool in baking pan on a wire rack. (When cool, add dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries.) Store in an airtight container.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious, best crunchy granola I've ever had. ~Rose