I thought I would share a wonderful recipe that our family
enjoys for breakfast. It has been alot of fun to make and
customize to our family's tastes and the current season.
In the spirit of vintage-inspired things I just love, I can
imagine (do I sound like Anne of Green Gables??) an old
relative of mine from long ago assembling a breakfast
cereal like this (with similar ingredients more or less).
Our family hopes you will enjoy it as much as we have!
Homemade Granola Cereal:
10 c. oats
2 c. wheat germ (or coconut flour for wheat-free option)
2 c. shredded coconut
1 c. brown sugar (I usually use less)
1 c. chopped nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
1 c. dried fruit (dates, raisens, etc.)
1/2 - 1 c. coconut oil (or other healthy oil, if Olive, go "extra light"
1/2 - 1 c. raw, unfiltered honey or real Maple syrup
2 tsp. real vanilla extract
1 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together all the ingredients except dried fruit. Use
hands to mix well, pressing clumps together. Pour mixture
into shallow pans (I usually use 2: 13x9 & 2: 8x8 glass dishes)
Toast at 275 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Turn oven off, stir in dried fruit, and let sit in oven for 30 min.
Tropical: macadamia nuts and dried pineapple
Autumn Harvest: pecans, dates & maple syrup (instead of
Other wonderful additions:
raisens, pumpkins seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, bannana
chips, carob chips, flax seeds.....