GRANOLA

Sorry for slacking on posts recently!! School is crazy from now until May 24th (when I graduate!!! eek!) and I have found it hard to find time to even sleep this past week or two.

Anyways, lets get to the point since time is precious. I made granola as a thank you to several special people recently, and thought I would share the recipe (which is actually Marilyn Covey’s, found in this cookbook–I highly recommend it!)

A simple, but extremely delicious snack, breakfast, or addition to any meal!

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This is such a great, easy, recipe that anyone would love in a mason jar with a note tied around it.

(mother’s day is coming up… just thought I’d toss that out there)

Granola

yield: about 10 cups

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups oats
  • 1 1/2 cups butter (melted) or canola oil
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds (or any other seeds you would like)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 cup wheat bran, or germ; flaxseed; chia seeds or any combination of those three
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped to desired size (almonds and walnuts work great)

Directions:

  1. melt butter and add sweetener or, if using oil, combine it with the sweetener
  2. measure out dry ingredients into a large bowl
  3. pour sweetened mixture over dry ingredients (if you melted the butter, wait until it cools!)
  4. mix all together with hands
  5. spread evenly on a cookie sheet (its okay if it is a thick layer)
  6. bake at 325 degrees for about an hour or until it smells like it is just beginning to burn, mixing every 5-10 minutes

Note:

It is okay if it still seems oily and not crispy after a long time in the oven–take out when you think it is about to start burning. The oily turns in to crispy and clumps form as it sits and cools.

Enjoy!

~savor~

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