October 31, 2011

Bulk Recipe: Sinfully Good Fruit & Nut Granola

So, I've finally started doing more of my shopping in bulk. It feels very good and easier than I imagined, but alas, what held me back is just that I needed to get my house and routines organized for ZW shopping. I'm still only 60% of the way to the mythical land of organized, but that's far enough to start getting the benefits of bulk shopping. So, today I made one of my favorite recipes from all bulk ingredients: sinfully good granola.

Sinfully Good Granola - Fruit & Nut

DRY Ingredients
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ (optional)
1/2 cup flax seed meal (optional)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
2-3 cup nuts: pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews  (chopped, sliced or whole)
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons salt

WET Ingredients
1/3 cup canola oil (or similar)
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup water

1.    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2.    In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients.
3.    In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients. Pour wet over dry ingredients. Mix well.
4.    Spread a single layer in a large greased baking pan.
5.    Bake time: ~60min; stirring every 20 minutes.
6.    Allow to cool (20-30 minutes).
7.    Add 2-4 cups of your favorite dried fruits