I had an appointment with someone at my house on Friday and we talked about a bunch of things but food came up. She gave me a recipe for granola that sounds delicious. I haven’t made it yet but when I do groceries this week, I’ll be picking up the ingredients and making it. Granola is delicious with yogurt and fresh fruit and has become one of my favourite breakfasts. By making my own granola, it will be more natural, no preservatives, etc.
- 1/3 c. canola oil
- 2/3 c. maple syrup (Agave syrup might work well)
- 4 c. large oat flakes (not instant or quick oats)
- 1 c. sliced almonds (or whatever nuts you like)
- 1/2 c. dried fruit (optional, your choice of fruit)
Mix oil and syrup well in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix almonds and oats. Pour syrup and oil mixture over oats and almonds. Mix well making sure to coat all the oats and almonds with the syrup mix. Spread a layer onto a pyrex dish or baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20 min. at 350 degrees F and stir at 10 minute intervals then reduce heat to 300 degrees for 10 minutes and stir at 5 minute intervals. Remove from oven. Once it has cooled, add the dried fruit. Place in a container (glass jar is decorative). Store at room temperature and will keep for about a week.