Sunday, April 22, 2012

Homemade Blueberry Granola

All the cool people make their own breakfast cereal. From scratch. And it's super-healthy. Well, sort of. There is fat (oil) and sugar (2 kinds). But I bet you can pronounce every item in the ingredient list, and its easy to go organic.

  • 3 cups 1-minute oats
  • 2 cups rolled barley
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dried blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a large, deep baking sheet ("jelly roll" size) with non-stick foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a very large mixing bowl, whisk syrup, sugar, oil, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the oats, barely, flaxseed, and nuts. Do NOT add the blueberries.
  3. Pour the oat and sugar mixture onto the baking pan, spread it evenly.
  4. Bake 40-45 minutes. Let cool about an hour in the pan. Break it into pieces and stir in the dried blueberries.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place. Makes about 9 cups (about 18 servings).

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