Sunday, January 9, 2011

Homemade Granola--Good 'n Healthy!

Just like 99% of the rest of America,
I vowed on January 1, to try and
be more healthy in my eating choices.
(I am delighted to tell you, thus far...
what is this...Day 9?... I'm doing...
...pretty well.)
All that being said, I came across a recipe for
GRANOLA, which sounded promising.
I'm needing something for snacking
that doesn't make me feel guilty.
I made it yesterday and I think it may
fit the bill!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine in a large bowl:
4 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/3 c. sliced almonds
1/2 c. shredded sweetened coconut
2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt






3. Whisk together:
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. apple juice


4. Pour over the oat mixture and
stir to coat thoroughly.
5. Spread mixture in an even layer
on a large baking sheet.
6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown,
stirring twice during baking time.
7. Let cool.

8. Add:
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. dried cranberries
Serves 12
(230 calories per 2/3 cup serving)


Store granola in a airtight container.
I tried it on some Greek yogurt--
have you tried that?
Yum!
Linking this week to the following parties:
Not So Homemade
33 Shades of Green
All Things Heart & Home
Someday...Crafts


22 comments:

The Sewing Loft said...

I have tried Greek yogurt, and agree, it is so delicious. Nothing like what we have been eating for years. Will give your granola recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

Barb

Minkee Baby Gifts said...

Yuuummmm....I love home made granola! I just found your blog through Cozy Little Cottage....Now following YOU!

Stacey said...

That sounds yummy. :) Your blog is great!

Brenda Kula said...

Looks and sounds delicious! And good for you means no guilt.
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good. May have to try your recipe. I love granola.

Stitchfork said...

Your granola is safe around me - not a coconut fan. That won't hold true tho if you happen to make a batch without the coconut...
xo Cathy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Love the great pictures, too! Have a nice day. Twyla

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Sounds yummy. Greek yoghurt is so rich, you only need a bit of additions to taste!

alissa said...

Thanks so much for linking up with Tasty Tuesdays! I think I will have to try your recipe and compare it to the one I usually make - I like that yours has apple juice in it.
Alissa

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I'll have to give this a try. My sister gave me some of her homemade granola at Christmastime and it was wonderful! Yours looks delicious as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Velva said...

Your granola looks delightful. I know I would enjoy this as a snack too.

velva

MrsJenB said...

Yes, I adore granola and greek yogurt together! I'm afraid, though, that once it's in front of me I just can't stay away from it. Still, at least if I started making my own I'd save money (if not calories!).

Visiting from Tasty Tuesdays!

Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses said...

Mmmmm...Those sound delicious! I'm so glad you shared this because my "eating healthy" resolution was starting to get to me!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Looks good! Can't wait to give it a try!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Robin said...

Perfect for January! Healthy and scrumptious!
I haven't made granola since last winter...thx for the inspiration!
xoxo
Robin

Donnie said...

That looks like a great granola recipe. All ingredients I can pronounce...lol...

Jane said...

My daily breakfast or snack...Greek yogurt with granola. This recipe sounds wonderful...and lighter than most. Love the use of apple juice instead of oil. Thanks for sharing!
Jane (artfully graced)

bj said...

mmm, sounds wonderful

heartnsoulcooking said...

Homemade Granola is the BEST!!! and this one has all my favorites. Over yogurt sound YUMMY!!! anytime of day.

The Sewing Loft said...

I made a batch of the granola and it is so delicious! Today I ate it like cold cereal, with some FF milk and it is good that way too.

Thanks for sharing.
Barb

Amy said...

What a healthy snack! Gotta try this soon! :)

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Courtney said...

My mom loves granola and I've been looking for a good homemade recipe. Your's looks fantastic!

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