Sunday, March 10, 2013

homemade granola

ganola and yogurt parfaits are on the top of the cravings list these days. oooooo and trail mix too! weird, i know.
this is a super simple not-so sweet homemade granola that you can layer with yogurt and fresh berries for the perfect breakfast. when baking be sure to stir the granola every ten minutes so all sides get equal toasty time. everybody's ovens are different so bake time is really dependent on color. you want to bake it until it gets golden brown. it will seem soft and not quite done, but will crisp up even more after you take it out of the oven and let cool. my lower oven rack seemed to toast those suckers a bit more than the top so be conscious of that as well.

homemade granola
4 c oats
1 c shredded coconut
3/4 c dried cranberries
3/4 c almonds, chopped
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1/2 c honey
1/2 c canola oil
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tbs vanilla

1. combine oats, coconut, cranberries, almonds and walnuts in a bowl.
2. combine honey, canola oil, brown sugar and vanilla. pour over dry ingredients and stir until coated well.
3. spread granola over two baking sheets. bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown stirring every ten minutes.
4. layer fresh berries, yogurt and granola in a glass and devour.

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