Ahhhhhh…..the sweet crunch of homemade granola, combined with the best mediterranean yogurt. What a combination! I love this mixture for breakfast! In fact, it is a great evening snack too!
Here is an easy, delicious granola to make. What is great about this recipe is that whatever you have in your cupboards you can add to the oats. If you only have almonds and raisins around-use that. If you only have some sunflower seeds and craisins-use those. The flavor comes from the slow roasting-very little sweetener is used.
I thank Ruth in Germany for this recipe. When my daughter Alyssa was backpacking through Europe years ago. She had stayed at Ruth and Hanz’s place in the Black Forest in Germany. Alyssa came home with this recipe and I thank her and Ruth for it.
[print_this]Recipe: Easy Granola
3 cups rolled oats (I used Only oats brand for there is no cross contamination)
2/3 cups slivered almonds
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup pumpkin/sunflower seeds
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup unsalted butter
6 Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup mixed dried fruit (craisins)
In large bowl stir together oats, almonds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, and salt.
In small pot, melt butter with honey and maple syrup over low heat-then stir in vanilla. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined.
Spread evenly in large cookie sheet.
and bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Stirring every 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet.
Stir in dried fruit.
Store in air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Here I took layered granola and yogurt to go for a quick breakfast on the run.
By the way, my favorite yogurt is by Liberty-there Mediterranean style is the best!! You can get such flavors as strawberry, lemon, coconut, plain, vanilla, orange mango, etc. Check out Amaranth and Planet Organic in the NW for these flavors.