Sunday, January 3, 2010

microwave granola

Yet another breakfast recipe from Real mom kitchen. I really liked this granola, and I have tried quite a few - went through a couple of weeks where I tried 3 or 4. My favorite has stayed my mom's, but this one is quite good. It is more sugary than my mom's, but not overly sugary. I made it after running 15 miles, so I was happy to have a bit of sugar, and all of the nuts and fruit. I did change the nuts I added. (she had 1 cup of sunflower seeds and a few months back I made granola with sunflower seeds then it was all I could taste. Since then, I've left them out.) Her recipe also called for 1 cup of bran flakes. I didn't feel like buying bran flakes, so I bought raising bran and actually used 2 cups instead of 1. I didn't have any trouble with the extra cup of ingredients. You can check out her website for her original recipe here.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (I actually used bob's red hill 5 grain mix oatmeal - finally used that up, so next time I will try rolling my own oats. I'll probably add some flax seed though- the Bob's mix has flax seed already in it.)
  • 2 cups raisin bran
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup coconut (I added a very generous 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup almonds (I chopped some whole almonds)
  • 1 cup craisins, raisins, or other dried fruit. (I used 1 cup of craisins, and 1/2 to 3/4 cup raisins -figured I already had some in there from the raising bran.)
  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, honey, water, salt and cinnamon in a large glass bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, stirring half way through.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients EXCEPT for dried fruit.
  4. Microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring half way through. Granola should be a golden color.
  5. Mix in dried fruit if desired and mix thoroughly
  6. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool, stirring occasionally to prevent large clumps.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

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