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Monday, 9 December 2013

Homemade Granola Cereal

Granola can be a very healthy food choice as long as you opt for a variety with low sugars and fats. Choosing to make your own granola is one way to control the levels of added sugars and fats. It is best to choose granola that has been sweetened with honey, syrup, or dried fruit. Granola contains rich fiber, provides beneficial fats, supplies vitamins, and is a good source of minerals. It can help with constipation.  Granola can also give a good energy boost.
Eating granola following labor in pregnancy is also benegicial since the oats contained in granola digests slowly and helps to rebuild muscle strength.
Granola can be enjoyed anytime during the day. 
This recipe for granola cereal includes basic ingredients and is very quick and easy to make.
I only made a loaf pan sized amount as this was my first time making this. Next time I will most likely make a cookie sheet full. 

Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/8 cup chopped almonds
1/8 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water


Method: 

1. Preheat oven at 325 F (160 C).
2. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.


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3. Stir and mix well for about 2 minutes to ensure that the liquids are evenly distributed.


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4. Pour mixture in pan lined with parchment paper.  I did not have any so I substituted with aluminum foil with a little olive oil wiped onto the foil. It seemed to work as good.


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5. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and bake for another 10 minutes.
6. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.


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Enjoy as a cereal by adding fresh milk or by mixing with yogurt to make a parfait. 


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9 comments:

  1. Wow that looks so yummy!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I now blog at http://likeamorningcupofcoffee.blogspot.com/ and I would love to have you there :)

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  2. We love homemade granola and thanks for the recipe. Great blog and lots of good things so glad you found us so we could find you.
    All the best ~ DENISE (Sharon gets all the billing on the google account.....so wrong. hahaha) and Sharon @BeBetsy.com

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  3. I've often heard of people making their own granola cereal. Never got up the nerve to make my own. Wasn't sure if I would like it or not, but I like the sound of it. I'm into healthy eating, so I'm keeping this one down as a try-it.

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  4. This sounds so delectable - I just want to try making this for my kids. They act like sugar cereals is the only kind of cereal they can eat and we all know that isn't true. I wonder if they would even be able to tell the difference with this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. This looks wonderful. We love granola. I have to show my hubby. My husband is a runner & makes his own granola bars for energy.

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  6. i like granola cereal, may daughter always try to make things from scratch this would be something she would like

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  7. I always see great granola recipes but I'm allergic to Nuts! Would this work without the almonds? Would it taste just as good?

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  8. Love homemade granola! Thanks for linking up with the Tasty Tuesday's Link-up. I have pinned your post to the Tasty's Tuesday's Pinterest Board!
    Tammy @ Creative K Kids
    http://creativekkids.com

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  9. Love making my own granola. Thanks for another great recipe for me to try!

    Thank you for sharing on #smallvictoriessundaylinky. Pinned to the Small Victories Sunday board. Hope you link up again next week!

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