Wednesday, April 04, 2012

recycled recipe: easy amazing granola

My guess is that if you never visited my other blog before I created this one, then this recipe might not seem so recycled after all! But it's totally being recycled, because this granola needs a reappearance in general, and an appearance on here! It's too good to stay out of the limelight for as long as it has!

Easy Amazing Granola

by Char
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 - 25 mins

Ingredients (~4 cups)

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin [pepita] seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (I used just under 1/4 because I’m not a fan of using oils to bake/cook)
Add-in’s after bake time:
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1.5 tbsp hemp seeds
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Combine all your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Place coconut oil in a small bowl, microwave to liquify, then add maple syrup and mix.
4. Add wet to dry ingredients and combine.
5. Place mixture on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake for 20-25 mins. Stirring mixture once, halfway through.
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 So easy and delicious that you’ll forget you were the one who made it.
Look at the transformation:
I usually enjoy granola with almond milk, but it's also good on its own or in yogurt (coconut milk yogurt to be exact)!

Or, you could also add some…
Crispy Apple Slices

by Char
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 - 45 mins

Ingredients (~1 cup)
  • One apple (I used organic fuji)
  • 1/8 cup agave nectar
  • sprinkles of cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. De-core and thinly slice apple.
3. In a small bowl mix apple slices with agave nectar.
4. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Sprinkle slices with cinnamon (according to your liking).
6. Bake for 40-45 mins. Make sure you check on them frequently – change from looking undercooked to brown very quickly (mine were more on the brown/overcooked side).
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The end result:
The apple will come out nice and crispy. The cool part about them was while they were still hot, they would feel like they weren’t crispy, but once you put them in your mouth, they would immediately crispify (new word?). Crumble these bad boys up and add them to your granola.
Does granola ever get old? Or is it just me. Either way, eat this granola. Or make your own variation. I really don't think you can screw up granola...having said that, don't hold me accountable if you screw up granola.

Have a great Wednesday - I will be attended my last classes of the semester today!

1 comment:

  1. Kimaya10:06 pm

    Mmm...this looks SO great, especially with the apple crisps..definately going in the bookmarks :) !! But one question: Wherevdo you get your find the shredded coconut, section wise?