I never seem to make a recipe as it is written. Do you?
I almost always do my own thing. I guess this comes from years of cooking and knowing what I like.
Granola cooling on our kitchen counter.
Gene gets up at 4: 15 a.m. on his workdays to open his department at 6 a.m. and he needs something hardy (and healthy) that lasts. This is what he chooses to eat.
Silver Palate Granola (adapted)
3 cups whole, cut up oats
1 cup chopped nuts or combo of nuts (we use almonds as they are a healthy fat)
1 cup dried combo of fruits (we use 1 cup of craisin’s)
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup brown sugar (1/4 cup is also good)
1 cup maple syrup (1/2 or 1/3 cup is good)
3 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (for Omega 3’s)
3 Tbsp. chia seeds (for Omega 3’s)
¼ cup Seven Grain Cereal (from Country Life Foods for Omega 3’s)
Mix all ingredients together well.
Transfer to a large cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake at 325 for 35-40 minutes.
Stir once ½ ways through cooking time.
Store in airtight jars or container.