Thursday, May 2, 2013


Photo by Heidi

A friend made granola and gave a jar of it to us at Christmastime. We love it! Dried fruits are a great addition, but I serve them separately so people can choose what they want in their granola. I like to add orange-flavored cranberries and blueberries. Enjoy!!!

Dry Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I like to use white whole wheat flour)
3/4 cup coconut flakes (original recipe calls for unsweetened, but I only had sweetened)
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup flax seed

Wet Ingredients

1/2 maple syrup (I use pure maple syrup)
1/2 cup oil (recipe calls for safflower or sunflower; I use light olive)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 300. Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until it emulsifies (this just takes a minute or two). Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Pour the mixture onto a greased baking sheet (I just used a parchment liner) and spread to cover evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and bake 10 to 20 minutes or until desired doneness (I baked it for 12 minutes because that's what my friend had handwritten on the recipe, and it was just right). Cool completely, then store in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator or freezer to extend freshness. (We ate ours within a week, so we left ours at room temperature.)

1 comment:

Maren said...

Thanks for posting this. We go through a lot of granola at our house so I'm always looking for new granola recipes. I made this last week and am now making it again. I doubled it and added 1 cup puffed wheat and a handful of sunflower seeds for a little variety of texture. Baking time of the extra 12 minutes was just right for me too. Tasty! Thanks for sharing!