Granola

I found this recipe somewhere and love it. It is easy to make and does not take too much time. I do not like it too sweet so I modified it a bit, but you can surely add some more sweetness if you like that better.

I like the flavour of the dried fruit and that is sweet enough for me. The nice thing with granola is that if you have a good basic recipe, you can play with it and change things up any which way your supplies allow or the mood you are in.

Have fun with it

  • 2 cups of oats
  • 1 cup of raw, mixed nuts*
  • 1/4 cup raw, mixed seeds*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/1/2 cup dried fruit*
  • 3 tbsp unpasturized honey
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix all ingredients except the fruit together and spread out over a cookie sheet. Put into the oven for 25-30 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.

Take out of the oven and cool. After cooling add the fruit and put into jars.

Make sure to keep the granola in the fridge or only have enough on the shelf for a few days. This prevents the oils in the granola to go rancid.

Serving size is 1/3 cup

Eat it as a nice snack on its own or have it with some yoghurt for breakfast. You can also leave out the dried fruit and add a serving of fresh strawberries in the bottom of a pretty dish with a little yoghurt and some granola sprinkled on top for a tasty desert.

Notes
* I like almond slices and pecan pieces
* I usually have sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
* try the flakes in stead of the shredded
* I love cranberries and apricots. Make sure to take the unsulphured apricots if you can find them. They do look brown, but are much healthier for you

Nutrition Information:
Calories 251; fats 16 grams; carbs 26 grams; fiber 4 grams; protein 3 1/2 grams.
WOW Exchanges: 3 fats, 1/2 starch, 1  fruit, 1/2 protein

Taking out the coconut will bring the fat content to 9 grams and 2 fat exchanges