Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carolei Phelps Granola

*Crunchy Granola* 
 4 cups rolled oats 
 1 cup wheat germ 
 1 cup chopped walnuts or silvered almonds 
(we used almonds and used 1 - 1 1/2 cups) 
 1/2 cup coconut 
(Mom used the finely grated kind at Sprouts) 
 1/2 cup sesame seeds (we didn't use these) 
 1/4 cup brown sugar or replace with honey
 1 Tb. cinnamon 
 1/4 tsp. salt 
 1/3 cup almond oil (I bet coconut oil would be good 
 1/3 cup honey (we used agave, if you use agave reduce to 1/2 the amount)
 1/3 cup water 
 1 (6 oz) pkg. dried sweetened cranberries or other dried fruits (we didn't 
 use these) 
 1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl stir together the oats 
 wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinamon, and salt.  Make a well 
 in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey, and water.  Toss the mixture 
 until it is well comvined, then spread it evenly on a cookie sheet. 
 2. Bake the granola until lightly browned, about 40 mins. stirring every 10 
 mins. to keep the mixture from sticking.  Let it cool completely, then stir 
 in the cranberries or dried fruit.  Makes about 7 cups.