two skinny jenkins


094014 – great granola
090414, 9:01 pm
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i tried making a different recipe one time but this was so easy and good that i am back.  I have learned that the trick to good granola is to 1) really bake it long enough and 2) don’t be too afraid of oil.  i have always loved the clumpy parts in granola and the only way to produce good clumps is OIL.  the batch i made this afternoon i used slightly less oil than the original recipe calls for.  I think i might try to make granola bars out of this… stay posted!

ingredients:

  • 2 C oats
  • 1/2 C toasted almonds
  • 1/2 C peanuts
  • 1/4 C toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 C ground fiber one (instead of wheat germ)
  • 1/4 C sesame seeds
  • 1/4 C flax seeds
  • 1/2 C coconut flakes (i used sweetened)
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 2/3 C honey
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C flax seed oil
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • 1/4 C dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 C dried cherries

directions:

  1. preheat oven to 300°
  2. mix dry ingredients except for fruit in a large bowl.  drizzle with oil and then honey (the oil helps the honey pour from the cup)
  3. spread the mixture out onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven, turning every 10 minutes, so that the whole batch acquires golden brown color.
  4. when the granola has finished cooking, add fruit to the mix.  as it cools and dries, the granola will clump up nicely.
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