Last night I finally got around to make Granola, something I have never had before, but always wanted to try, and it turned out so good! I had it for breakfast with vanilla soy yogurt and applesauce. In combination it was a tad bit too sweet, although the yogurt isn't very sweet itself and the applesauce is unsweetend.
So I guess next time I will add only a Tbsp. brown sugar or none at all. And no Pecans next time, they became kind of salty.
But apart from that I'm very much in love with this! And I will make these next, I just didn't have any peanut butter. Who knew the thought of making my own granola bars would excite me this much?
an adaption of this homemade granola
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes
3 tablespoons flax seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or pumpkin, I just didn't have any)
1/2 - 1 cup mixed nuts, chopped (I used almonds, cashews and Pecans)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar (make that less if you don't want it too sweet)
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups mixed dried fruit (I used cranberries, didn't have anything else)
1. Preheat the oven to 375
2. line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
3. combine all the ingredients (except the dried fruit) and stir well
4. spread the mixture out into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet
5. bake for 20 to 30 minutes (depending on the depth of goldenness you’re looking for), stirring every 10 minutes
6. remove the granola from the oven and and cool completely
7. once it's cool, mix in the dried fruit
Oh man, I found so many new incredible recipes I want to try. So much to cook and bake and so little time...