Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First you have to try this!

Awesome Granola

2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup wheat-bran cereal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup blanched whole or slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup buckwheat honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup seedless raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine oats, bran, wheat germ, almonds, and cinnamon in a bowl. Heat the honey and oil in a saucepan until small bubbles appear around the sides of the pan. Pour over dry mixture and toss until well combined.

Spread evenly in a foil-lined shallow baking pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes. Add raisins and cranberries. Cool and store in an air-tight container. Makes about five cups.