Monday, March 18, 2013

Midnight snack

I have found my favorite granola recipe, tweaked it over time and made it just how I like it!  I think it's the perfect mix of deliciousness.  I love to add it to yogurt, eat it like cereal, or just take a little with me for a delicious (and filling) snack on the road.  

gorgeous, isn't it?!

Here she is:
  • 6.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried apple slices
  • 1 cups chopped almonds 
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (just adds a great flavor)
other optional ingredients include:
 chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, nuts, shredded coconut, mm's, 
and anything else you want in there!
You can also replace the honey with maple syrup if you prefer.  
Adding 2 Tbsp of brown sugar also gives a richer flavor 
if you don't mind adding a little extra sugar.  

Mix everything together, spread it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  You'll need to stir it around halfway through.  Remove from oven when it turns a golden brown, but don't let it burn.  It will still be pretty soft when you take it from the oven, but it will get crunchy as it cools.  I hope you ENJOY it as much as I do!

1 comment:

  1. I just stuck mine in the oven. SO excited!!! -- Meghan Voss


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