Tuesday, May 03, 2011

RECIPE ~ Granola!

I will never again buy store-bought granola! I finally made my own after procrastinating for years, and am so happy that I got around to it at last. This granola is soft, tasty, fresh, healthy, and has only the ingredients I choose!

3 cups large flake organic oatmeal
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped prunes
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, flax, coconut, almonds and cinnamon. In a measuring cup, stir together the oil, maple syrup, and salt. Blend this mixture into the oatmeal mixture and combine really well using two spoons.

Spread mixture out on a large baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir it up, incorporating the prunes and raisins or cranberries. Place back in the oven and bake for 10 minutes longer. Remove and let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container. Yum!

Granola is drying for VATAS so consume soaked in hot milk. Because maple syrup is cooling, this granola is great for PITTAS. For KAPHAS, replace almonds with sunflower or pumpkin seeds, and reduce oil to 2 Tbsp or omit altogether, and as with Vatas consume with warm/spiced milk or as a dry snack.


caterina said...

I am so happy you are back! I really love your recipes and was very sorry I did not have any new one to try! I hope you will keep posting here!

Claudia said...

Thank you Caterina! I'm still busier than ever with my 2-year-old and work, but I just can't stay away from here :-) I'll try to keep posting more often!

Courtney said...

I just found this blog and love the recipes. Thank you for posting! I also make a similar granola but use coconut oil instead of sunflower. For those coconut lovers out there, you will be hooked immediatley! Delicious!

Robyn and said...

Welcome back Fran! I've been watching for your return for two years..:)This granola sounds good.

mega said...

so glad you are back to posting! your last post was made on the day my son was born!

Claudia said...

Thanks everyone for your very warm "welcome back"! Such a nice return :-) Til soon I hope!

Britt Bensen Steele said...

Claudia! Soooo glad you posted again... we have missed you TERRIBLY... I love turning my ayurvedic clients onto your blog and am hoping to see you more and more and more on the web :)

nichole@fivekoshayogatherapy.com said...

ditto! ditto! ditto! I so appreciate sending my Ayurvedic Yoga therapy clients to your blog for recipes that are darn right delicious and also for friendship on our common path of Ayurveda. Thank you for sharing so generously with your all of your readers, the silent and the chatty. Jai digital sangha!

Tardis Tinkerbell said...

Yeehaa, your back. I've been following your recipes(and cooking them too) for awhile. Pls keep posting, you have good taste!

Ayurvedic Hospital said...

Thanks for your Healthy Receipes..
Plz add more healthy receipes.

Ayurveda in india said...

I, too, thanks for your Healthy Receipes ..
Plz add more healthy receipes. I added a recipe to Twitter.

Kate Lumsden said...

Love this recipe! Ayurvedic Granola was so needed! I just posted my variation along with your link and a link to Lauren from the spiced plate (another Ayurvedic recipe blog). Hope you'll check it out. thanks again for the post! I'm a huge long time fan :)

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