Tuesday, August 17, 2010
One of my favorite things to make is homemade granola. It is sooo easy and yummy. I thought I would share my recipe.
Mix together 4 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups almonds, 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, 1 cup ground flax seed, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 3/4 tsp ground allspice. In a separate bowl mix 4 tbsp molasses, 4 tbsp canola oil, 3 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp apple juice, 5 tsp pure vanilla extract. Drizzle over the dry mixture. Stir to coat mixture evenly. Bake 300 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When completely cooled stir in 2 cups of dried cherries. I like to store mine in a glass jar.
Enjoy this granola as a cold cereal or as a topping for fruits salad, yogurt, or fruit parfaits.
* Makes a wonderful hostess gift.
All you need is a vintage jar, tie it up with a beautiful ribbon and a homemade tag and you are ready for the party!