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Old 02-02-2009, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I've been wanting to try my hand at making my own delicious and healthy cereal and found a recipe and tweaked it a bit, and it's turned out to be yum-yummy.

Here's the recipe if you want to try it yourself:

Yummy Granola

3 cups regular oatmeal
3 cups quick oatmeal
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4-1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax seeds (tan or red)
6 T raw honey
12 T water
1-2 t. vanilla
1-2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt

Mix the two oatmeals together with the cinnamon, salt, sunflower and flax seeds

In a blender, blend water, honey, walnuts and vanilla until a smooth paste.
Add to oatmeal in bowl and mix together to spread moisture evenly.

Divide into two metal or glass casseroles (9 X 11 inches or so). Do not grease pans.

Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes to make sure it dries evenly.

Let cool and store in a tight glass or container in the refrigerator. Keeps for about 10 days. No preservatives so won't keep indefinitely. Could freeze some for later but it doesn't last very long at our house--is a great snack food, too.

Serve with and your favorite milk, top with honey, brown sugar or plain. Great to add raisins, banana or chopped apple, blueberries or other fruit of your choice. I use soy milk or rice milk and brown sugar on mine.

This cereal's very dense, satisfying, quite delicious and filling.
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Old 02-02-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Sunny Arizona
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Interesting! The nuts are blended, the oatmeal is wet, and then the whole thing is baked...sounds good! Not your typical granola/muesli stuff! Thanks for sharing
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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For a moment I thought you had crafted Cheerios from scratch. Perhaps using a tiny, little donut/cookie cutter. There are limits to what I will do and conceivably I would/have made granola but will always hit a Kroger for the cereal. LOL.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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That's really funny, TakeaHike...I love the idea of making itty bitty Cheerios--good occupational therapy..making many small things with a tiny doughnut cutter...the Zen of cereal-making....

Sometimes I get bored with store-bought cereals--and it's gotten quite pricey, hasn't it? I also hate throwing away all the packaging, so thought I'd try my hand at making my own, and it turned out to be quite satisfactory. Goes together quickly. I make a batch on Sundays for the week ahead...

An added bonus was the whole house smelling delicious from the cinnamon...nothing sez lovin' like something from the oven...and LittleDolphin's kitchen sez it best...
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