I have tried a lot of different granola recipes, in varying levels of healthiness. I finally found what I believe to be the perfect granola recipe in the GreenSmoothieGirl.com‘s 12-steps to whole foods book which I’ve been working though this year. I make a big batch of this and store it in a tupperware on the counter for a week or two (if it lasts that long). I eat it as a snack or as a hearty healthy breakfast. Thrive’s freeze-dried fruits are the perfect compliment to this basic staple and can be mixed and matched to make a wide variety of snacks or breakfast cereals. I am so in love with this I just had to share it. Hope you love it too!
May I also introduce you to my latest kitchen helper, Izzy. She keeps me company any time I have a cooking project going on. Stay tuned for some videos of Izzy in the kitchen, she’s kind of a crack up!
8 c. rolled oats
1 c. raw wheat germ
1 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. freshly ground flax seed
1 1/2 c. nuts
1/4 c. sesame seeds
2 T. cinnamon
1/2 c. raw honey
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. coconut oil
Mix together all the dry ingredients in a very large bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Make sure it is well-mixed. Pour into a shallow baking dish or sheet cake pan. Spread around evenly. Bake at 250, stirring every 20 minutes for 60-80 minutes or until dry. Store in a tupperware dish for 1-2 weeks.
- Add freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries, yogurt bites, and chocolate chips to make a delicious trail mix.
- Add freeze-dried apples or strawberries and cashew or almond milk for a wholesome breakfast.
- Jodi and Julie