this is my first recipe post in a while so get excited!! and TRUST me, it is an impeccable one ;)
i was eating a parfait for dinner last night with greek yogurt, some store bought granola, flax seed, and honey, when i suddenly had a great epiphany. "hey, you should make your own granola for a change." and so then i did.
you should forreal try it though. you will need a few simple ingredients: 4 c oats, 1/4-1/2 c pecans, 1/4 c slivered almonds, 1/4 cup dried fruit of your choice, spoonful of flaxseed, a dash of salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 c veg or canola oil, 1/4 c honey, and 1/2 c brown sugar
first measure out 4 c oats and pour into large mixing bowl
next add 1/4 c pecans
decide 1/4 c pecans just is not enough, and add another 1/4 c
add 1/4 c almonds. and maybe a sprinkle or two more.....
holy crap. okay has anyone discovered these dried blueberries before?
i decided to purchase them instead of cranberries at the store yesterday.
seriously one of my better life decisions. soo yummy!!!
so add a quarter cup of those (or your favorite dried fruit)
add a dash of salt, a spoonful of flaxseed, and give it a good stir
in a pan on medium high heat, pour 1/3 c oil
1/4 c honey
and add the 1/2 c light brown sugar
let the mixture boil, stirring a few times to prevent burning.
pour this mixture over the granola mixture and stir until all of the granola is coated.
spray a pan with non stick cooking spray.
then dump the granola mixture in and spread evenly.
bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes stirring occasionally.
remove the pan from the oven and allow the granola to cool completely.
it will harden once cool.
break/crumble the granola (i found it was much easier to use my fingers than a spatula)
into bite size pieces/chunks and store in a ziploc bag/other air tight container.
i can't even begin to describe how delicious this is. the brown sugar/cinnamon
combo is incredible. best part is: this is such a healthy alternative to store bought granola
with extra oils and other additives.
seriously so good.
im sorry my lame photography skills don't showcase this very well.
because it's the bom. dot com.
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k im done.
don't look at me.
now go bake some granola or something.