2 c. wheat flakes
2 c. rye flakes
1 c. barley flakes
3 c. oat flakes
1 c. best 'o' wheat
1 c. flaked nuts
1/2 c. sesame seeds
2 c. chopped dried fruit
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. oil
1 small can of thawed frozen fruit juice concentrate, or half regular can
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Blend liquids & drizzle over the cereals, mixing well.
Spread in shallow pan & bake 325* until golden, stirring as needed. Store in covered container.
I've got to try this. Thanks for posting.
Any idea how long this will stay fresh in a sealed container?
This was one of my inventions to avoid sugar for my son who was diabetic as a kid, & all the kids loved granola. I also invented a ''mince'' pie filling without sugar.
I'd say it would be ok for about 3 months but I can't recall how fast it went down at the time.
I don't have much of a sweet tooth myself, & this was right up my alley!
Thanks, that's good to know. To be honest, I know it absolutely won't be sitting around my apartment for three months. I have a sweet tooth.
I found that baking it for 15 minutes or so first before stirring in the dried fruits was better as they didn't get too dry.
What about adding sunflower seeds? I love them in practically everything...including right out of the bag. Or right out of the flower head, IF the birds don't get to them first.
PS: I forgot to mention that the words "My Granola" remind me of an old song "My Sharona," by The Knack...I think they were one-hit-wonders in 1979.
Anybody feel like writing some new lyrics? I'm having brain pharts this morning. (Weird Al Yankovic parodied it as "My Bologna...I think I like GRANOLA better.)
The year was 1979,
I know this is the food group, but here is one more by The Knack which was a big hit as well.
I remember this song
This is a recipe where pretty much anything goes for what to put in it. I also found that baking it for 15 minutes or so first before stirring in the dried fruits was better too.
Sounds yummy - I will try it out.
Here's my granola
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
1 cup roasted cashews
1/2 cup +1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup (use the real stuff - accept no substitutes)
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups mixed dried fruit of choice (I use 1 cup golden raisins, 1/2 cup cherries, and 1/2 cup blueberries)
Preheat oven to 250 F.
Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk the next 4 ingredients till thoroughly combined in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients. Take a large spoon and thoroughly combine everything. Divide the mixture between two large sheet pans, and put in the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Every 20 minutes, stir the contents rotating the pans each time you stir. After 1 hour and 20 minutes, take out of oven and let cool (this takes about 15 minutes). Add the dried fruit, mix, and chow down.