Tuesday, November 29, 2011

And more Granola

In our home, I'm the one who most likes granola.
In our home, I'm also the only one who enjoys coconut.

Here's another granola recipe, this one including coconut. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good. Maybe I could take out the coconut so Chuck could enjoy it, too. My current granola is delicious on yogurt and makes a good breakfast cereal, too. It's certainly less expensive than the granola-type cereals in the store.

3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup wheat germ (What about flaxseed?)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (Do you think olive oil would work?)
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut (I hope this is optional. I'd think so.)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins (plump by adding water, microwaving for 1 minute; let stand and drain)

In a glass dish, heat oats for 3 minutes on high in microwave.
Add brown sugar, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, oil, honey, coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir well to coat dry mixture evenly. Microwave 4 to 5 minutes on high, stirring twice. Add raisins. Microwave 2 minutes on high, stirring midway through cooking.

Cool. Store in airtight container.

Well, readers, what do you think? How does this compare to my other granola recipe? And my other question: would this work in the oven like my other granola recipe? I'll try it as is first, and then play with it a little. Maybe. If I can resist making changes the first time... I hear you. Yeah, right.

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Anonymous j said...

Mine is similar, maple syrup instead of honey.
And, yes, flax seed instead of wheat germ. It's what I have.
Never tried olive oil, don't think I will.

11/29/2011 7:18 PM  

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