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Super Granola

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Super Granola
Jen Hoy
Making granola is quite easy once you get the hang of it, and no commercial product is as good as what can come out of your own kitchen. Experimenting is key after you know what you’re doing, so try different nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to discover your favorite combination. This recipe is packed with fiber, nutrients, and healthy fats, and is an excellent snack as well as breakfast food.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unrefined sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 11/2 cups dried unsweetened blueberries, currants, or golden raisins (optional)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 300’

Grind 1 cup of the oats in a food processor for about 45 seconds, or until they become small flakes. In a large mixing bowl, stir together seeds, nuts, oats, salt and spices.

Stir together wet ingredients and fold into dry ingredients until well combined. Spread on two large baking trays.

Bake for 35-45 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes for the first 30 minutes, then stir every 5 minutes until done. Halfway through baking, turn trays and switch racks in the oven. Granola should be uniformly golden brown, but it will still be sticky when you take it out of the oven.

Cool thoroughly on the trays, stirring occasionally.

Add dried fruit if desired, and store granola in airtight containers.

Makes about 2 quarts

Copyright 2008 by Jen Hoy

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 5 out of 5
Awesome recipe, Member spenzoo

I picked up a book on Macrobiotics. Intrigued by the concept, I made a few of the recipes. Bland, bland bland! I was beginning to think this diet was full of mushed oats and bland beans....and then I found this recipe. It is a very good granola, macrobiotic or not. My children loved it. We went through our first recipe in 3 days and doubled the batch next go around. Highly recommend.

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