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Homemade Honey Granola

Jan 14, 2013 05:48PM, Published by mary phillips, Categories: Food+Dining, Home+Garden, Today Recipes


Let a bowl of home made honey granola - served hot or cold with milk - be a healthy start to your day~


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A new year often means a fresh start toward healthier eating trends, and a purging of what is left over in the pantry from our holiday baking sprees during the season of celebration.   Don't be too hasty with a big 'clean out' when it comes to leftover portions of nuts, dried fruits, and seeds though! These ingredients are packed with nutrients, fiber, and make the perfect basis for a wonderful mid-winter's treat: homemade honey granola!

To make this yummy cereal, preheat your oven to 250 degrees and lightly oil or spray a baking tray with organic oil.  We use coconut or grape-seed oil almost exclusively for baking recipes.  Olive oil tends to heat too quickly, and has too heavy a flavor for a cereal.

In a medium pan over medium heat, mix together and slowly warm:

¼ cup coconut oil or grape-seed oil

¼ cup orange juice

½ cup honey

In a large mixing bowl, combine:

3 cups rolled oats (NOT quick cook or instant oats!)

A few handfuls of any leftover baking goods you have on hand: pecans, walnuts, flax seed, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, shredded coconut flakes, dried cranberries or raisins.  It is hard to go wrong here, toss in whatever pleases you!

When the liquids are warm and thinned, pour them over the dry ingredients and stir until evenly moist.  If your combination seems too dry, add more orange juice until all the oats feel about as moist as wet sand.

Pour your mixture onto your baking sheet and spread it out evenly.  Place in the oven, watching closely and stirring frequently for about an hour.  Be careful! The closer your granola comes to being finished and toasty brown, the faster it will finish in the oven.  You will need to mix it more frequently as it nears the end of baking.

Use your granola as a topping for yogurt, squash and sweet potato recipes, or serve in a bowl with milk as a part of a healthy, happy, new-years breakfast!


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