Friday, October 1, 2010

(Delicious) Homemade Granola and Chewy Granola Bars

Kimberly's Every Morning Granola

12 cups rolled oats
2 cups coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc)

Mix all ingredients. Stir in and coat thoroughly with the following mixture:

1 cup coconut oil- melted (or any type of oil)
1 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla

Spread on 2 cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Mix around every 10 minutes while cooking. add dried fruit when done.

Here's a picture of Coconut oil: you can find it in the refridgerated section or on the shelf... i had a hard time find it... so, make sure you ask at your local health food store!
Heat ingredients on stove until melted together:

1/2 cup Nut Butter (any kind, I recommend Peanut Butter, the kind that comes with the 'separated oil on top' just stir and put in fridge! make sure it has NO Hydrogenated oils, that's best for you!)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil

In a separate bowl mix:

1 cup Kimberly's Every Morning Granola
1 cup of anything else (more granola, coconut, chopped nuts, flax seeds, oats, chocolate chips, marshmallows, cranberries, raisins... whatever you got extra of laying around in the cupboards...)

Stir nut mixture with dry ingredients and spread in a 9 X 13 oiled dish. Chill for 2 hours.

(My recipe, pictured: 2 cups granola, 1/4 cup flax seeds, 1/3 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup raisins)

1 comment:

Amy said...

I didn't have sunflower seeds when made this today. I substituted milled flax seeds and it turned out great. Thanks for posting!

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