Thursday, January 21, 2016


It's throw back recipe time.

 I updated this old granola recipe I made quite often back in the mid 80's. I changed the vegetable oil to coconut and left out the wheat germ to keep it gluten free. I also didn't even think to take photos until I was finished, but it's an easy one and you can change to your own taste. 

Granola -

1 1/2 - 2  cups old fashioned oats
   1/2   cup shredded unsweetened coconut 
   1/4   cup oat bran 
   1/2   cup wheat germ (leave out for gluten free) 
   1/8-1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)
   1/4-1/2  cup sunflower seeds
    1/2  or more cup almonds or other nuts
    1/4  cup coconut oil
    1/4 cup honey OR maple syrup
     1/2-1 tea vanilla extract 
     1/2-1 tea almond extract or maple             flavoring (or your favorite) 
      1/4 teaspoon or more of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom or whatever spices you like. 
     3/4 cup or more raisins, dried cherries, cranberries or other dried fruit (chop up larger fruits, such as dried apricots, apples)

*preheat oven 300deg. 

Tumble together oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, bran, wheat germ, nuts and seasonings in big bowl. 

Heat oil and honey together until thin and fairly hot. Remove from heat, stir in extracts. 
Pour over dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly. Spread in single layer on jelly roll pans and toast in oven, stirring from time to time, until evenly browned. 10 minutes or so. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool. Stir in raisins or other dried fruit. 

Serves 8-10. Recipe can be doubled and stored in tightly covered containers. 

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