Friday, February 16, 2007

Granola recipe

OK ummbadier, you asked for it. I can't say that I have any luck with bars either... But I can give you my granola recipe, but there is lots of variation when you make it. I will try to cover the common substitutions.

UmmLayla's Crunchy Mama Granola

3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup unsalted nuts (sliced almonds and cashews bits are my favorite)
1/2 cup shredded sweet coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup (you can also use honey)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit (raisons, cranberries, mixed fruit)
Optional ingredients: 1/2 cup wheat germ, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 cup seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, whatever), 1/4 cup soy grits

Mix everything but the dried fruit and bake for an hour @ 250. After baking add the fruit and after it cools put it in an airtight container! Yummm. Great on yogurt, ice cream, and you can add a cup to your favorite bread recipe and make cool little granola breakfast rolls;)


UmmBadier said...

Yippie! I JUST got back from the store (HATE shopping on Sundays) and I resisted buying cereal, alhumdiallah, because it is SO expensive and cruddy. But, I did buy a big thing of oatmeal and voila! Lookie what we got here! Thanks so much! I'll let you know how sucessful we are, inshallah.

UmmBadier said...

It was so yummy and so easy!!! And once again I am super mom. Alhumdiallah, my kids are so easy to impress. Thanks bunches.