So, I tried something new today. Something I've never done, but always wanted to try.I made homemade granola! Yum!
A plain batch to eat with my yogurt and fruit when I'm feeling like a healthy snack and a sweet batch with Craisins and M&M's for the rest of the time! (Which is a lot of the time when you're pregnant!)
My criteria as I looked for a recipe was that I needed to be able to find everything at my usual grocery store and each ingredient had to be something I had heard of before! Here's the recipe I followed:
In a large bowl, combine:
6 cups rough cut oats
1 cup almonds coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup each of sunflower seeds and sesame seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix the next three ingredients and add to the above oatmeal mixture, stirring well.
2/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons water
Place granola on a baking sheet and bake in a 300 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, stirring 2-3 times. Once granola is cooled you can add any mix-ins (M&M's, Craisins, etc.)
(Recipe thanks to Julie Gilbert)
I'd love to hear your suggestions. What do you mix-in?