Sunday, May 25, 2008


This is one of my favorite breakfasts - Berries with yogurt and granola. And when the granola is homemade granola, it's THE BEST! My friend gave me the recipe but I think it originally came from Better Homes and Gardens. The ingredients can be modified to suit your tastes.

Homemade Granola

(Better Homes & Gardens 5/92)

2 ½ cups rolled oats

1 cup coconut

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup sliced almonds

¼ cup butter/margarine

¼ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup honey

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 t. cinnamon

½ cup toasted wheat germ

1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 300.

Add oatmeal, coconut, seeds, nuts to greased roasting pan (I do not grease the pan.)

Bake 20 minutes, stirring several times.

In small sauce pan combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon & honey until melted.

Add vanilla.

Increase oven temperature to 350

Add wheat germ to oatmeal mixture.

Pour sugar mixture over oatmeal mixture and stir until mixed.

Bake 5 minutes more.

Add raisins, mix and press into pan with spatula.

Bake 5 – 10 minutes.

Remove to wire rack and cool completely. (I pour onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper to cool.)

Nutritional Information for ½ cup serving:

233 calories

11 grams fat

0 mg cholesterol

5 grams protein

32 grams carbohydrate

1 g. fiber

55 mg sodium

RDA 12% iron
20% thiamin