Sunday, February 17, 2013

Good Day Granola

Crystal came to visit me the day after surgery. She brought dinner and a batch of granola for me. I ate up the granola for breakfast and sometimes lunch the first few days. It was very tasty. I told her I wanted the recipe, and she brought it over today with another batch already made! Yippee! It contains lots of fiber, something all of us can use, right?

Here is how to make it:

Good Day Granola

8 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1  1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups unprocessed bran
1 1/2 cups natural wheat germ (not toasted or honeyed)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raw flax seeds
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup honey
2 t. vanilla
2 cups raisins (optional) - she left them out

Stir oats, brown sugar, bran, wheat germ, walnuts and flax seeds in a large bowl. Put oil, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan; heat, stirring until bubbly. Pour liquid over dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Divide oat mixture evenly and spread on two rimmed cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring once to keep granola evenly browned. While it cools, stir mixture several times to keep it from sticking together. When completely cooled, add raisins. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 16 cups.

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