I’ve been wearing Birkenstoks since before they became trendy. I’ve been known to hug the odd tree now and then. And, I LOVE granola.
Here’s a tasty and healthy recipe that I make all the time courtesy of my BFF who lives in Vancouver so clearly, she is WAY more “granola” than I am.
I buy most of these ingredients in bulk. The Bulk Barn now carries many organic items.
Makes 8 cups.
Heat 1/2 cup of honey in a large pot.
Once the honey has melted…
1 cup oats
1 cup millet
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup flax seeds (optional)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries/blueberries
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
zest of one orange (optional)
* I sometimes leave out the almonds and pumpkin seeds to make this granola more toddler friendly aka less “chokey”
Mix until all ingredients are coated. At this point you can also add 1/2 cocoa powder for a chocolatey version.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spread the granola out flat onto two cookie sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Break up and enjoy!
*Amp up a weekday breakfast by topping with a splash of your favourite smoothie like THIS!