I love when I get in magazines. Especially when I get in the ones with yummy recipes. I have blogged before about how I like the website Familyfun.com. It is from Disney. Well they have a magazine called Disney FamilyFun. Well I checked my mailbox today and there was an issue of this magazine in my mailbox. I brought it home and when I had a chance to breath I sat down and skimmed through it. I came across a recipe to make your own Granola! Many families I know try to do what they can to one be healthy but two to save money. It's hard this day and time to do so with our economy getting the way it is. I think this would be a great one to try though and I believe I will be trying this one this coming month. So here you guys go since I believe in sharing. Hope you all enjoy it!
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped walnuts or slivered almonds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
1 (6-ounce) package dried sweetened cranberries or other dried fruits such as cherries, raisins, pineapple, or papaya
1. Heat the oven to 300º. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey, and water. Toss the mixture until the ingredients are well combined, then spread it evenly on a cookie sheet.
3. Bake the granola for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking. Let it cool completely, then stir in the cranberries or dried fruit. Makes about 7 cups.
Hawaiian Sunrise Granola
Add 1/2 cup sweetened Coconut, 1/2 cup each of dried mango, dried pineapple and toasted macadamia nuts, chopped to the 1/3 cup honey, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 6 tblspoons unsalted butter melted, 1/2 tsp salt, 4 cups rolled oats,and 1/3 cup wheat germ.
Berry Blast Granola
1 cup Dried Berries of your choice
Vanilla Almond Granola
Add a tblspn of Vanilla Extract to the butter/honey mixture and add sliced almonds to the granola.