Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Omega 3 Granola


We have been addicted to this granola.  I'm thinking I should now make a double batch since it doesn't seem to last that long!  Lately I've been having it for breakfast with some greek yogurt and dried cranberries.  This has become a staple in our home.  It's very easy to put together.  The original recipe had sesame seeds in it.  I added this the first time I made it and we found the taste overpowering.  So I prefer to leave it out.  I don't mix in any dried fruit in it to suit everyone's taste.  To make clean up easy I line my baking sheet with parchment paper.  I have tried foil and the granola stuck to it and didn't get as crisp.

Omega 3 Granola
Adapted Annie's Eats

1/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, toast the almonds and walnuts until they begin to brown, about 3 minutes.  Add the rolled oats and oil.  Toast until the oats begin to turn golden, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes. Add the sunflower seeds and toast until everything is golden, about 2 minutes.

Off the heat stir in the honey, flaxseeds and salt. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread in a even layer.  Bake until the granola is light golden, stirring every few minutes (for a total of about 10-15 minutes).  I usually bake mine for 10 minutes.  Once you are nearing 10 minutes keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn.

Once done remove from oven and push all the granola to on half of the baking sheet.  Pat down to about a 1/2 inch slab.  Allow to cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).  Break up into small clusters and store in an air tight container.

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16 comments:

  1. Very healthy one... gonna try this soon

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  2. i love simple granolas like this. yum!

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  3. I can see why this would be addicting!

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  4. I love your picture! Homemade granola is seriously the best. So easy and effortless.

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  5. There's just something about homemade granola! This looks delicious!

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  6. looks tasty and so healthy and can't wait to make this one. please come link it up at my French blog's recipe link up! http://www.katieslanguagecafe.com/2012/10/french-cuisine-friday-recipe-link-up-3.html

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  7. link up the mango ice cream too please? yummo!

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  8. Just mouthwatering....looks delicious!

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  9. I love sunflower seeds in granola! Sounds great :)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday

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  10. This sounds very simple and not only good but good for you. Thank you very much for sharing. Can't wait now to try it in my morning cup of Greek yogurt!

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  11. Found your site from YBR. This granola looks really yummy! I love homemade granola and will keep this in mind.
    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it. big fan of granola.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

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  13. This sounds wonderful! I love granola so this is a perfect way to get some of those omega 3's in!

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  14. My granola recipe is similar to this, only I've never tried adding flax seed. But what a perfect way to boost the health factor of it.

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