3.19.2012

Lady Granola

Somewhere along the way I proudly got the name granola among my friends.
I suppose it's because I'm a wanna be hippy.
I love all things natural, healthy, and holistic, 
so when I came across this lactation granola recipe at a recent mommy's group,
I couldn't wait to give it a try...and wow is it worth it.
It's seriously the easiest thing to make and it makes your home smell delicious.
*don't let the name fool you, even if you are not breast feeding, it is worth making*
 Begin with your ingredients. The fun part is creating your own.
 I added chocolate chips to satisfy my elephant sized sweet tooth.
 Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the honey and olive oil.
 Pop it in the oven at 275 for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Store in a container and impress all of your friends.
Just be careful not to eat too much at a time, it is loaded with fiber.
Below I have listed the recipe in its entirety. 
ENJOY granola friends.

Granola Recipe
 4 cups old fashion oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2-1 cup almonds or favorite nuts
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix all dry ingredients together in a large flat pan
 (I used a jelly roll pan and it kept everything in place nicely).
Once mixed well, pour honey and oil over top and mix in until mostly coated.
Bake at 275 for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool on pan then crumble and place in an air tight container.
 If you are making a large batch, place it in the refrigerator if keeping more than a few days.
*side note: I do NOT recommend using aluminum foil. I had a very hard time getting the granola off of it. Learn from my mistakes!*

4 comments:

  1. Yum! Will try. Great blog, Caroline!

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  2. Yum! Will try. Great blog, Caroline!

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  3. Andrea, give it a try. It's delicious! Thanks for taking the time to read :)

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