Sunday, October 18, 2009

Homemade Granola

Little Miss Olivia loves to cook (as do all my kiddos)! The other day it was her turn to help me in the kitchen! We loaded both bread makers, made banana bread and some homemade granola bars!
I found a really neat recipe for the granola bars using coconut oil instead of butter or veggie oil!
You can go here, here and here to read more about the health benefits of coconut oil!
Granola Bar Recipe:
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1/2 cup wheat germ
* 1/4 cup ground flax seed
* 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 fresh ground nutmeg
* 1/2 cup honey
* 1 Lg egg beaten
* 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil (you could use peanut butter for a change)
* 3/4 cup dried fruit ie: raisins,currants,chopped apricots,cherries!(optional)
* 1/4 cup nuts ie: almonds,walnuts,pecans,peanuts or sunflower seeds! (optional)
* 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Mix dry ingredients together then make a well in the bowl and add the wet stuff!
Mix well!
Press mixture into baking dish.
Bake for 3o-35 minutes until the edges are golden brown!
Cool for about 5 minutes then cut! The bars will harden as they cool so cut while still warm!

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