Monday, March 16, 2009

Homemade Snackfast Granola

Well, if we can take Breakfast and Lunch to make Brunch then we can take a healthy anytime snack that is traditionally eaten as breakfast and call it - Snackfast Granola. Other items can be entered into the Snackfast category but here is the inaugural Snackfast Recipe. Feel free to a add/delete nuts and dried fruits based on what it's the house but the molasses is really worth it for the rich, satisfying taste and it's really good for you too.

Homemade Snackfast Granola

3 cups oats
3 T blackstrap molasses
1/8 cup raw sugar
1/8 cup canola oil
2 T Light Brown Sugar
1/8 cup water
1 T cinnamon
1/8 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup raw unsalted chopped almonds

1 T sesame seeds
1.5 T flaxseeds
4 T Dried Apricots or Apples
2 T. Dried Cranberries


Mix oil, sugar, molasses, cinnamon, and water in a bowl. Add oats, sunflower seeds and almonds and mix well.
Spread on baking sheet and bake at 250 for 75 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
When it's done baking, add flaxseeds, sesame seeds and dried fruits.
Allow to cool before placing in resealable container. This granola is fairly low in fat, and it doesn't stick together in large clusters.
Eat dry as a snack or add soy milk for breakfast.

8 Servings

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