Monday, February 21, 2011
As a few asked for the recipe I am placing it here:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
3 cups oats
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped Flax seeds
1 cup nuts, chopped or sliced
(any combination of almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup wheat germ/bran
2/3 cup dried fruit
(cranberries, raisins, chopped dates, chopped apricots, etc.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in a baking pan (13 X 9) or ovenproof skillet.
Add honey and mix with butter.
Add in the oats and next four ingredients and thoroughly coat mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes stirring often.
Add in wheat germ/bran and bake 10 more minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool before adding fruit.
The granola will dry out as it cools.
Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Store in cupboard for a few weeks, or better, in the refrigerator for longer.