2013 New Years Resolution for The Male Baker: Healthy recipes. This doesn’t mean that I won’t post my favorite sugar and guilt filled sweets but it does mean that I will post more healthy recipes for those of you who can’t eat sugar, regular flour, wheat, chocolate, caramel, icing, and butter.
This week’s recipe is a delicious and healthy granola mixture that was adapted by my wonderful wife from a friend’s recipe. So go ahead and delight in the delicious healthiness of this granola and down a few bowls with milk! You will not regret it.
Makes 2 cookie pans full of goodness
6 cups Old fashioned rolled oats
1/8 cup Wheat germ (you can also use flaxseed meal or sesame seeds)
1/2 cup Almonds (whole, slivered, or sliced),
1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup Pecans
1/2 cup Cashews (Feel free to mix and match nuts of all sorts)
2 cups Coconut
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Pure maple syrup (or brown sugar or any combination of all three).
2 or 3 cups Dried cranberries (or dried apricots, cherries, figs, dates, blueberries etc)
- Put racks in upper and lower thirds of oven preheat oven to 300F.
- Stir everything except the dried fruit together in a big bowl.
- Spread mixture evenly on two large baking sheets with sides. If you have parchment paper, this would be a good time to use it. Bake, stirring granola and switching positions of sheets halfway through baking, until mixture is golden brown, 35-45 minutes. If you’re worried about burning, bake them one at a time.
- Now is when you should add the dried fruit 🙂