For no particular reason, I don’t make this very often but when I do it never lasts long. Plain yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit and granola on top–oh my, it is amazing! I used to quietly snicker when people would extol the virtues of yogurt and fruit “Oh it’s so good, it’s just the most delicious dessert… ” I chuckle no more, except at myself and how much I have changed. Good plain yogurt (they all don’t taste the same) and fresh picked berries with homemade granola is a satisfying treat. Granola paired with non dairy milk works as well. A friend of mine requested I post this recipe knowing it would be different than what is available in the store. I know it is cheaper and based on my children and grand children’s enjoyment of it, I would say it beats the competition. This is a wonderful recipe that allows you to experiment with ingredients based on preferences or dietary restrictions.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped unsalted nuts–almonds, walnuts, hazlenuts, pecans, etc.
- 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup unsalted seeds–sunflower, pumpkin, etc.
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup or honey
- 2 TBS vegetable oil
- In large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut, and seeds.
- Mix honey and oil, thoroughly stir into mixture.
- Spread evenly on baking sheet.
- Bake at 300 F for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
- Optional–After removing from oven, stir in 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit.
This recipe doubles easily and stores nicely in an airtight container.