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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mi's Granola

I volunteer at Operation Frontline Colorado (Share our Strength) as a class assistant. In one of the classes they made granola bars and I was amazed on how easy that was. So I started making them at home, changing the recipe a little here and there, now I have my own. The experiences making granola bars worked for granola as well.

Mi’s Granola

(12 Servings, 1 serv = 1/2 cup)

1/2 cup honey or maple syrup or a mix of both
1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped nuts (sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds)
3/4 cup chopped dried fruit

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine honey, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon. Stir to mix well.
Add oats, almonds, nuts and seeds. Spread mix on a greased sheet pan and bake for 30 to 40 min, stirring every 10 minutes. The mixture should brown evenly.
Remove from oven and add dried fruit. Cool on a rack, stirring occasionally, until it cools down. Transfer to a sealed container and store in refrigerator.


  1. CAUTION: These are delicious. You will be eating them for breakfast, mid-morning snack, late-morning snack, pre-lunch snack . . . you get the idea. So, there's really only enough for one day, unfortunately. ;)

  2. If you are on a diet, be cautious. One serving (1/2 cup) is 305 calories. But it also has 4.5 g of fiber and 9 g of protein! :)