Thursday, May 27, 2010

Granola Treat!

This is another recipe Jeanie passed along. I love the big chips of coconut. I hadn't used those before. This recipe is very versitile, and you could add your other favorite ingredients to it. For example, pumpkins seeds or dried fruit would go with this well.

For the class that I taught last week, I used the granola to make parfaits, with just a layer of granola, a layer of yogurt, another layer of granola, and then topped with fresh fruit. They were gone very quickly!

Jeanie's Granola

Mix together in large bowl:

12 c. rolled oats
3 c. chipped coconut, unsweetened
2 c. almonds chopped in food processor
2 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. flax seeds ground (they also could be whole, but you get more health benefits from ground)
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 T. cinnamon

Mix well in seperate bowl:

1/2 c. coconut oil or 1/2 c. olive oil
3/4 c. honey or 1/3 c. xagave & 1/4 c. honey (The honey makes it clump together well.)

Add 2 tsp. vanilla or 1 tsp. maple syrup or 1 tsp. almond extract. Pour over top of oatmeal mixture and stir through. Pour on to cookie sheets. Spread out. Bake 25 min at 300. I stir it about every 10 min.

Turn off oven and leave 3 hours or leave overnight. (I have done it both leaving it overnight and eating right after the cooking time. Both work! Both ways are yummy!)

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