I think that granola is a great connivence food. No time for a bowl of oatmeal or scrambled tofu, but still want something more than fruit? That’s where cold cereal steps in. The problem with boxed cereal is all those additives, preservatives, and sugar… Making your own granola is easy, tasty, and you’re in control. Want it sweeter? Add a little more sweetener. Like different nuts or seeds? Then switch them up, as you see fit. Feeling a little crazy? Add cranberries and coconut! The possibilities are endless.
Don’t feel restricted to eating it only in milk. Add it to soy yogurt, applesauce, or sprinkle it over peanut butter and bananas.
2 cups Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Slivered Almonds
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Wheat Germ
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 tbsp Oil
Pre-heat oven to 300°F.
Mix oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and wheat germ.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup and oil. Add to dry ingredients and stir until well coated.
Spread mixture onto a prepared baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes. Stir and continue baking for 10 – 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Allow to cool thoroughly before storing in an air-tight container.