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!
* FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
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.