Friday, November 8, 2013


Home made Granola (a favorite of my nephew Theron)

3 cups oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2/3 to 1 cups honey (sweeten to your taste)
1/4 c oil  (use an oil with mainly unsaturated fat like safflower)

Mix all together.  Use a cookie sheet with raised sides.  Spray with non stick spray.  Spread raw granola in a thin layer.  Toast at 325 degrees, for about 15 minutes.  Stir and toast another 10 minutes.  When you remove from the oven immediately scrape the granola into a large bowel (or it will harden in a clump)  Then stir in :
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 cups chopped dates
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
1/2 cup  chopped dried apricots
1 cup walnuts if desired

This is the fun part.  You can put in more of your favorite dried fruit, smaller amounts of other dried fruit. They main thing is to have a variety of dried fruit.

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