|Start off with 3 cups of oats and don’t forget the large bowl!
You’ll need it.
|3/4 cup of Wheat Germ. I love wheat germ.
It’s crunchy, nutty and best of all good for your colon.
My kids hate it when I say that.
|3/4 cup of raw sunflower seeds. You could use toasted but I’d stay away from salted or your granola may end up too salty.|
|1/3 cup of slivered almonds. Here’s the interpretation part. You could omit the almonds and toss in pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews. Whatever floats your boat.|
|Give me some sugar. Brown sugar! 1/2 cup to be exact.
I could eat this picture.
Little known fact about me. I LOVE brown sugar.
I could eat an entire bag by the spoonful.
It’s a sickness really.
I should seek help.
|Next add 2 teaspoons of kosher salt.|
|….and 3 tablespoons of white sugar.
p.s. – I don’t like eating white sugar by the spoonfuls unless I have the hiccups.
|Time for the cinnaninanum. That was my best Emeril impression. Bad huh? BAM!
I mean Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon. Don’t go crazy here or the cinnamon will take over your granola and choke it. A little goes a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng way.
|Extra crunchies – 1 tablespoon of raw sesame seeds. Again, good for your colon!|
|For a little interest I add 1/4 teaspoon of Cardamom. It has a fresh citrus taste and adds an interesting flavor to granola. I think you’ll like it too!|
Maple & Honey Granola
3 c oats
3/4 c wheat germ
3/4 c raw sunflower seeds
1/3 c slivered almonds
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
2 tsp kosher salt
3 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp raw sesame seeds
1/4 tsp cardamom
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c dried blueberries
1/3 c dried cranberries
1/3 c diced dried apricots
1) Preheat the oven to 250.