Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Homemade Granola/Cereal

Hi, My name is Christina and I am addicted to Cereal.  Ok, now that that is out in the open let me explain.
I love love love cereal.  I could eat it at for every meal.  Most days I eat at least 2 bowls.  I like all cereal too, I don't discriminate.  Sugary ones, healthy ones I love them all.
So, I needed to find a healthier alternative and preferably something homemade.
I have tried a few different granola recipes and this one seems to be the keeper.  It is easy to make with all easy to find ingredients.  Most you might have in your pantry already.

Here it is:

4 Cups Oatmeal
1/2 Cup chopped or sliced almonds
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
1/4 Cup Walnuts
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 Cup Peanut butter
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Brown sugar

1/4 Cup dried fruit (ex. cranberries, rasins)

Pre heat oven at 350 degrees

In a small pot add in the wet ingredients- peanut butter, honey and brown sugar and slowly melt.
In a big bowl add in all the dry ingredients except the dried fruit and mix it all up.

After the wet ingredients are melted, slowly mix with the dry ingredients and spread it on a sheet pan.
Bake for 10-15 minutes shaking the pan after 10 minutes.  Watch closely so it doesn't burn depending on your oven.

When it is all toasty and cooked up, let it cool.  After it is cool add in the dried fruit and mix it all together.
I store mine in Mason Jars or in gallon size Ziplock bags.

It is ready to eat now by itself or as a yogurt topping.  My favorite way is in a big bowl with almond milk and fresh fruit.

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