I have been wanting to make some homemade granola for a few days now. I love to eat it on my yogurt for breakfast! I had made Foster's Homemade Granola before and while it was good, I wanted to find a different recipe this time.
I happened to come across the blog My Adventures in Food (blog no longer exists) on Sunday afternoon and while browsing through her posts I came across a granola recipe. I didn't have coconut, but figured I would just have to make the recipe without it this time as I was not going to the store 13 miles away just for one ingredient. I did some improvising and what I did is below.
3 cups whole oats
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (I only had dark brown)
¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (I use light amber)
½ cup canola oil
¾ cup shredded coconut
1 cup whole sea salted cashews
½ cup roasted sunflower seeds
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup kettle roasted peanuts
1-½ cups raisins (I used dried assorted fruit - strawberries, cranberries, prunes, raisins, etc)
I made a similar Oats bar once ..looks yummy Honey B..:)
N I would love to join the give away..Just twittered about it..:)
Christie @ fig & cherry
Delicious! I've never tried making my own before - thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
Making your own granola is always fun. There are almost limitless combinations!
The granola looks great! That was my breakfast every day in college, granola with yogurt!
Yum! What a terrific brekky this would make.
I make my own granola too. Last week I tried Tyler Florence's and it was really delicious. Yours looks good, and unusual with those cashews.
I love yogurt and granola! Its one of my faves. No one ever thinks that this is a health tip, but it is- I SWEAR:
No joke. No one sleeps enough anymore, and we constantly run around trying to do fifty three things at once, doing none of them well, and a the end of the day our bodies- and minds- are frazzled.
I listen to those centenarians who smoke, drink and avoid work.
Don't you dare put me in a drawing for yogurt. Knowing my luck I'd win.
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I absolutely LOVE granola, and this looks perfectly yummy!
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Your granola looks fabulous!!! Homemade is the best 🙂
Granola and yogurt are my favorite snack! My best tip is to eat lots of fruit before lunch...you'll be amazed at how good you feel!
I think the best nutritional tip is to write down everything you eat. If you bite it, write it. It helps you see where your diet is lacking in nutrients.
I just made some chocolate granola yesterday. Your looks wonderful!
Your granola looks fab!
Cashews are my favorite nuts! Whenever I visit my parents in Seattle, my mom buys a big container of mixed nuts from Costco and I tend to pick out all cashews 😉
Jerri - Simply Sweet Home
Great giveaway. I've been wanting to try this yogurt.
My healthtip is to drink plenty of water, and get plenty of calcium and eat green leafy vegetables.
I thought I didn't like yogurt for a long time.... but then I tried it. LOL
of course I like it..it tastes good. I usally put grape nuts with mine, but now I'll have to try granola. I'm walking...walking..walking lately. Silly me, I TOLD everyone I was going to do the Cancer-walk, and now I have to train for it, so I can really do it. I've actaully enjoyed it, I just wish it would warm up.