Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Granola Cereal:

I love this granola! It's super easy and it's just a great base for so many things! You can add or leave out whatever you like. Use it as a cereal, add it to yogurt, sprinkle it on fruit or over ice cream....anything you want!! I hope you give it a try and enjoy it!!

5 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 cup chopped nuts - almonds, walnuts, pecans, whatever you like
1/4 cup ground flax seed, optional
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, flax seed and salt. Stir and set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, oil and honey. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Pour syrup over oat mixture and mix well. This takes a little time, because you want to go slow and make sure there are no huge lumps of syrup and oats, and other oats that are completely dry. You won't be able to necessarily cover every oat, but you do want it to be as evenly mixed as possible. Pour onto a well greased cookie sheet (one with sides) and spread evenly. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir it around. Bake 10 more minutes and stir again. If the oats are slightly golden brown, then it's done. If not, bake 2-3 more minutes until there is a slight color change in the oats. Let it sit in the pan to completely cool, just stir it every now and then to brake it up. Store in an airtight container.

-Ground flax seed is a great way to get in a whole lot of good things, but sometimes it can change the flavor of the dish and most people don't like that. This dish, however, is the perfect place to sneak it in, because it adds absolutely nothing to the flavor of the granola, but yet you are still getting in the fiber and everything else that is so great about flax seed!

Check out these other great recipes:
Pumpkin Granola
No-Bake Granola Bars

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