Monday, July 21, 2008

Nutty Fruity Granola

Nutty Fruity Granola
Do your body good have a healthy start of your day by eating this nutritious mix of whole grains, nuts , dry fruits and above all wheat germ. Wheat germ is the best kind of protein, high in magnesium ,an essential anti-inflammatory food. People suffering with inflammatory conditions like heart disease ,asthma ,allergies and arthritis should include such nature's best food in their diet.

Ingredients you'll need are
2 cups of whole oats(Quaker)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup rice puffs(optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon Corn or Sunflower oil
1/3 cup pure Honey or Maple Syrup(exclude honey for vegan granola)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup roasted almonds or cashews or Walnuts or any nut you like
1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins or dates

To make Granola
Simple! just mixing and baking at right temperature.
Preheat oven to 275F.
Take a big size bowl . Start mixing all the ingredients besides nuts and fruits. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or Al Foil. Grease with any healthy oil, i prefer Extra virgin Olive oil(EVOO). Bake for 20 minutes and remove the tray , use a spoon to stir them around. Bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Let cool then mix in the nuts and dry fruits. Store in air tight container. This crunchy delight is sure to become kids favorite. Top with some fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries ,eat with or without milk.

Granola is delicious with fat free yogurt.Make a yogurt ,granola and blueberry parfait.

Health Nut Twist
To make it more nutritious add 1/4 cup of pomegranate or orange juice concentrate. You can prepare juice concentrate by simmering the a cup of juice until it reduces to just quarter cup. This adds a hint of tartness to the granola and also much needed Vitamin C.

1 comment:

Angie said...

Just stumbled on your blog. Your granola recipe looks delicious!

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