Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Honey Nut Granola

I have been searching for a better snack option for my family. Atleast with this one I know exactly what is in it and it is much healthier than what we all have been grabbing lately.  The big plus: It is DELICIOUS!!

Honey Nut Granola
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
In a small saucepan heat the honey, brown sugar and vanilla over medium heat. Stirring occasionally, until the sugar melts.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds and coconut.
Add the sugar mixture and toss until everything is well coated.
Spread on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes. Stir mixture twice during this time.
Remove granola from the oven and let it cool to room temperature on the pan.
Break in to chunks and store in a sealed bag or airtight container.
*You can also add some dried fruit to the mixture.  I like to add dried cranberries.
**You can substitute 1 cup of the nuts for chopped walnuts, pecans or other nuts.  Use 1 cup each of sunflower, almonds and another nut of your choice.
Enjoy mixed in yogart, milk, sprinkled over ice cream or just plain!!
YUM!!!




10 comments:

  1. That is one of my favorite snacks.
    Looks and sounds delicious!

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  2. This looks fabulous. I love making homemade granola. I usually add some dried cranberries. So yummy!

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  3. This looks so good and yet healthy at the same time. I too have been looking for nutritious snacks to eat so this might get bookmarked and made. I was thinking of adding some dried fruite to it as well.

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  4. It's nice to see a healthy snack. All my baking (and reading about other people baking :P)is making healthy eating so much harder these days. If I can get my hands on these ingredients, it's definitely worth making.

    Oh, and thanks for the follow. :)

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  5. I used to make my own Granola but haven't in a long time. This encourages me to try again. Looks good.

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  6. Great recipe! The nuts and seeds in this are the magic touch :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  7. I think I'm going to make this. What a fabulous recipe! I love coconut in almost anything. :-)

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  8. I have been wanting to make homemade granola for the longest time. This recipe looks fabulous, I'll have to try it out soon.

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  9. I could eat granola every day. Add coconut to it and I could probably eat it at every meal, every day!

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  10. These ingredients are the perfect healthy combo.

    I should really start making my own granola.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe...mummm!

    Ciao,
    Claudia

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