Friday, November 25, 2016

Melody's Granola

I got this recipe from my friend Melody Nicholson. She is a very warm and wonderful person. And this granola is just as nice as she is. Healthy too! I serve it in my Airbnb bed and breakfast...it's expensive to make but worth it for gluten-free folks.

Category: Brunch
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Very Healthy: Gluten-free and low-sugar

Ingredients:
7 C rolled oats (GF if you are celiac)
1/2 C. honey
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 C flax seed
2 T brown sugar or coconut palm sugar 
1 T vanilla 
1/4 t salt (or a bit more to taste)
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 C sunflower seeds (unsalted--raw or roasted is fine)
1 1/2 C coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 C golden raisins 
1/2 C black raisins 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut parchment paper to fit and place on a cookie sheet.  Stir together ingredients --except raisins--in a large bowl. Dump half of mixture in bowl onto cookie sheet and spread out evenly. Put in oven for 15 minutes. Should smell wonderful! Take out cookie sheet and with a spatula--turn the mixture over so the bottom is on the top (so it can get cooked). Spread 1/4 C of each kind of raisins evenly on the top of the mixture. Put back in oven for about 10 minutes or until browned. Watch carefully! Do not go on Facebook  or do your hair! Especially watch the raisins--don't let them burn! If they puff up--they probably are burned--so pick them off the top. 

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