Homemade granola, organic yogurt and fresh strawberries and bananas. Serious great breakfast (or anytime snack)My co-worker Jessica recently made some homemade granola and it was delicious. And since I have no original ideas, I decided to copy her :)
Using Ellie Krieger's recipe from the Food Network as a base, I combined some yummy ingredients together and baked it. I'm sure it is less expensive than regular granola and I can pronounce all the ingredients! It's super easy to make and very adaptable.
Although I baked it for 40 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes or so) at 300 degrees, the granola didn't brown as much as Jessica's. Turns out she baked hers at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. I'm going to try that with my next batch (and add some crystallized ginger and more ground ginger - but of course!)
Because this is a lower-fat recipe, it doesn't make "clusters" (you need more oil for that I think). I've tried it with soy milk and yogurt, and it gets a big thumbs up!
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Ingredients (most from Trader Joe's):
Raw nuts: 1/2 c each - pecans, walnuts and sunflower seeds
Dried fruits: 1/2 c each - raisins and apricots
Grains: 3 cups of rolled oats
Sweetness: 1/2 c organic maple syrup
Spices: cinnamon, salt and ground ginger