Search This Blog

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Maple Walnut Granola

  This recipe is from a wonderful cookbook, Food To Live By.  In this age of on line recipe finding, I fear cookbooks are not as well utilized as in the past.  This cookbooks is full of wonderful healthy recipes, with beautiful illustrations.  It is worth looking at. 
   Today I decided to make a batch of granola.  Ever since our return to Mexico, we have been enjoying a nice bowl of mixed fruit with yogurt and granola for breakfast.  Rather than pay the outrageous prices for granola that is healthy at the grocery store, you can mix up a batch and know exactly what you are eating.  The only expensive ingredient in this recipe is real maple syrup.  You can purchase this at Costco for a bit of savings.  I did not have almonds or sunflower seeds in my pantry this morning.  I substituted hazelnuts and walnuts.  Feel free to use whatever nuts you like.  I happen to like the flavors of maple and walnut together.

4 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 c. sunflower seeds (I used hazelnuts)
1 1/2 c. almonds (I used walnuts)
2 T. cinnamon

Mix all these ingredients in a large bowl.  Then add:
1/3 c. canola oil
1 1/4 c. pure maple syrup
Stir and mix well.
Spread out on a large cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Stir with a spatula. Bake another 15 minutes or until light golden brown.   Cool.  If desired mix in 1/2 c. raisins after cooling.

This can be stored at room temperature for one month or frozen for up to 6 months. It can be served directly from the freezer as it does not freeze hard.

No comments:

Post a Comment