Delicious Dump Granola

Monday, February 12, 2018

A number of years ago, I decided to try my hand at making granola.  And I never looked back.  It has been the breakfast of choice for years and with the occasional exception, we almost always have a jar of it around.  I have had many variations, but this is the latest, and very easy, and can be adapted as much as you.

Basically, you dump it all in a bowl, stir it, spread it on a cookie sheet, cook it and you are done.  It is VERY easy and wonderful.  It really takes about 5 minutes, and it isn't too sweet (Adam's favorite), and has some nice chunks (my favorite), and tastes great when you add dark chocolate chips to it.

I have been doing the Daily Dozen app everyday for a few weeks, which asks you about a series of foods everyday to see if you have eaten them.  This checks a number of the boxes, and always makes me feel good.

Delicious Dump Granola

6 1/2 cups of rolled oats
2 Tbs millet
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chopped almonds
2 Tbs ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup oil (I like coconut)
1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine oats, millet, seeds, nuts and vanilla, cinnamon and salt.  Pour the oil and sweetener over the top, and stir until it coats all the oats.

Spread onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat and flatten with a spatula.  Cook for 25 minutes, until golden brown.  Let cool for 1 hour or so and store in a glass jar or tupperware for up to 2 weeks.


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