Homemade granola is the best!
It's healthy, crunchy and a little sweet. In other words...the perfect snack.
Eat it with a banana (I actually use the banana by pressing it to the granola),
in yogurt, on ice cream or by the handful.
Best of all...it only takes minutes to throw together.
Maple Coconut & Fruit Granola
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup dried pineapple, chopped
1/4 cup dried mixed berries
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 275*. Spray 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
Mix oats, wheat germ, salt, almonds and coconut in a medium bowl.
In a small saucepan over medium, heat syrup, oil, water and vanilla to a simmer. Drizzle over oat mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan and working a handful at a time, squeeze cereal to form small clumps. Bake for 25 minutes. Stir in dried fruit and continue to bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let cool. Can be stored in an airtight container for 1 month.
Very slightly adapted from Pan Anderson's cookbook....which is awesome by the way. You can find it here.
Labels: breakfast, cereal, snacks