Sunday, July 20, 2008

Homemade Granola

Pin It Granola is the type of recipe that anyone can adjust and adapt to their own taste. It's almost impossible to mess it up. This is my version. I looked at many different recipes and came up with this one that is adapted mainly for Andrew's taste, who eats it everyday for breakfast. I like to sprinkle it over yogurt, or a nice bowl of Brazilian açaí with some sliced bananas. I always make a double batch as the recipe can be easily doubled, and it goes really fast here at home.

Rita's Homemade Granola Recipe

3 cups rolled oats

1 cup sliced almonds

1 cup rice puffs

1 cup Brazil nuts, chopped

1 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Combine first six ingredients. On a separate bowl, mix maple syrup, oil and salt until combined. Combine both mixtures well and spread it on a rimmed baking sheet pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add raisins and keep it in an air-tight container.

I love Brazil nuts, besides adding a personal touch to this recipe, they are full of mood-lifting selenium and are also rich in zinc. I think macadamia nuts will be a good substitute as well. But remember, there are no rules, use any nut, fruit cereal you like best and create your own granola.

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