Sunday, September 13, 2009

Homemade granola

I went to Whole Foods this morning to pick up a few things. As I was looking for a yummy granola to eat with my yogurt, I decided to make my own. I used ingredients I had on hand, making enough to enjoy all week long. Substitute your favorite nuts, spices and dried fruit in place of mine.

Apricot-Coconut Granola
Rolled oats, 2 c.
Pepitas, 5 tbsp
Walnuts, 4 tbsp, chopped
Flax seeds, 3 tbsp
Cinnamon, 1 tsp
Ginger, 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg, 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil, 1/3 cup
Agave, few drizzles
Vanilla, 1 tsp

Dried apricots, about 6, chopped
Raisins, 1/8 c.
Black strap molasses, 1 tbsp
Unsweetened shredded coconut, 3 tbsp

Preheat oven to 300. Mix the oats with the nuts and spices. Melt the coconut oil, and stir in the agave and vanilla. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Spread mixture onto a baking sheet. Bake for 25 or so minutes, stirring granola a few times. While granola is baking, mix together the apricots, raisins, molasses, and coconut. Remove granola from oven, mix in dried fruit mixture. Let cool completely before storing. Enjoy with yogurt and fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast or snack!

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks pretty & tasty! Love the coconut & apricot combination.

Lisa's Cocina said...

I stopped buying pre-mixed/flavored yogurts a while ago, with the thought that I would always mix in my own fruit or homemade granola. I haven't gotten to the homemade granola part yet, but I need to, and this looks really great! I love apricots, and I am always looking for ways to get more flax into my diet, so this is perfect. Thanks for finding my blog, so I could make my way over here! I look forward to staying tuned for more deliciousness :-)