Granola

A couple of summers ago, my friend and I took a vacation on the east coast of Canada and drove around the maritime provinces.  It’s one of my favourite parts of the country because it’s so beautiful and you can see so much wildlife.  And of course: FRESH AND AFFORDABLE SEAFOOD!  But I digress, as this post is about granola, not the mass amounts of fish and shellfish the two of us consumed.

We stayed at several bed & breakfasts on our trip, and I acquired this granola recipe from the owner.  She was kind enough to share it with me when I asked-immediately after I ate two huge bowls of it for breakfast.

This recipe is easy to make and easily modifiable.  You can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, and/or seeds you like.  I enjoy eating this granola with some yogurt for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil (I use canola)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup apricots

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  In a large glass baking dish, mix the oats, almonds, coconut, seeds, and wheat germ together.  In a separate bowl, mix the honey, sugar, and oil.  Pour over the top of the dry ingredients.  Stir it up and mix well.  Spread it evenly in the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden.  Take it out of the oven every 15 minutes to stir to break up clumps.  Once done, stir in the raisins and apricots.

Happy baking!

EM

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Posted on October 20, 2010, in Recipes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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