Saturday, April 19, 2008



This recipe makes a great chewy granola that is a perfect spring-board. Don't be afraid to experiment with additional ingredients and combinations. It comes from Amy Jones' cookbook, A World of Wisdom.
  • 4 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. coconut shreds, optional
  • 1 c. wheat germ
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 3/4 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. sunflower seeds, optional
  • 3/4 c. raisins, optional
  • 1/4 c. chopped almonds
  • 1/4 c. sesame seeds, optional

Combine oats, germ, oil, honey, and vanilla in a bowl. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove and add almonds and optional items.

*I think the coconut really makes this recipe. I also increase the almonds to about a cup. Flax seed would be another great add in. It's great as a cereal, in yogurt, or by the handful; I've even added semi-sweet chocolate chips for a treat.

*Don't miss this "How Granola Are You" Quiz for a chuckle:

*If you're now thinking, "How can I increase my crunchy count?", check this out:

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