Cut Out the Middle Man: Make Your Own Granola
May 20, 2010 § 2 Comments
I had already started trying to eat local when I watched No Impact Man, and I have to admit I didn’t really like it. Though admirable no impact man came across as a little bit over bearing and too high and mighty for my taste. It did however put a little guilt seed in my brain about all the packaging we get on our food. So months later after I had eaten by last dissatisfied bowl of Kashi go lean, I decided what the hell I don’t need some big cereal hocking over sweetened crap to me, I can make my own. ok so it also happened to be the day that I found a super easy recipe from The Localist. I now get to avoid lots of packaging and avoid unnecessary ingredients. Health, Local , Yummy.
I took the recipe off of the localist and changed just a little bit .
- six cups rolled grains
- 1/2 c. crushed Walnuts
- 1/2 c. crushed unsalted sunflowers
- 1 cup Flax seed
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 1/2 cup canola
- 3/4 cup honey
- Heat oven to 300 F.
- Sit out two cookie sheets, you may want to coat them if they are non stick..
- In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.
- Add the oil and the sweetener and mix thoroughly until all the dry ingredients are coated.
- Spread out on the jelly roll pans and bake for around 20-30 minutes. You want the granola to be lightly toasted but not burned.
- Remove from oven, you can get them off the sheet now or later, but now is usually easier..
- Allow to cool.
-Use good tasting honey , because the flavor really comes out in the finished product.
– Experiment with different levels of ingredients, BUT not the oil, that only ends badly.
-Add/substitute any of the nuts and be sure to try your mix with raisins or other dried fruit.