Friday, November 12, 2010
Fake Food Freaks Me Out- Make Your Own Granola
*1 cup sunflower seeds(unsalted, raw)
*1.5 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pecans, cashews, or walnuts
1 cup raisins(I like golden or dried cranberries or apricots or apples)
2 Tbsp cinnamon
*3/4 cup canola oil
*3/4 cup maple syrup(Grade A amber)
1 tsp almond extract
*these are the items I hold constant-- all other ingredients can be substituted with other kinds of nuts, dried fruits, spices, and flavored extracts or just vanilla
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl. Whisk wet ingredients together before mixing them into dry ingredients. Spread into the largest Pyrex pan you have like an 11 x 14 inch casserole. Push dried fruits down so they are covered by grains. Bake for 1 hour to 1.5 hours, until lightly golden. Allow to cool before breaking up. After it is completely cooled, store in an airtight container.
Post your favorite combinations!