Squirl's Nest

Monday, June 13, 2005

Granola Recipe

This is for Susie. She loves to ask for recipes.

I got this recipe from Ichabod's mother. It has evolved, for us, over time. We dropped the honey and the oil just to cut calories. When you make it that way you only need about 10 minutes baking time. I'm going to give this to you in its original form, though. Modify as you wish.


1 large box of Quick-cooking Oats
3 cups Sesame seeds
3 cups Sunflower seeds
1 cup Almonds ( or any nut that sounds good)
1 cup Wheat germ
1 cup Honey
1 cup Oil (we use light Olive oil when we use oil)

Put in shallow baking pans and bake at about 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring and checking periodically. Watch that the edges don't start to burn or you'll smell granola in your house for days.

After baking you can add any dried fruit. We usually use a couple of cups of raisins. We've also used dried bananas and cranberries. Before baking you can add flaked coconut. It's really just what works for your taste. We use pumpkin seeds and flax seeds, too.

The main thing is that it doesn't all fit back in the one oatmeal container. We've been doing this for over ten years so I've learned to keep an extra couple of oatmeal containers. Tupperware would work as well, but we like to recycle. :-)

Have fun. If you try it and come up with other cool things to add let me know.


Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

What? No chocolate chips?!

Mon Jun 13, 01:26:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I'm not usually a granola person, but that looks pretty good!

Mon Jun 13, 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

substitute honey for emu jizz?

Mon Jun 13, 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, if you do, I would suggest adding them AFTER you bake. Hope you had a great weekend

Sierrabella, it makes a great, quick breakfast. Makes ya regular, too. :-)

Kitty, ick, only if you are a masochist.

Mon Jun 13, 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

Oooh--that sounds better than the one I made--I'll have to make it! Yum-thanks for the recipe! Does it cut into bars nice or does it just crumble up to put on top of cereal?

Mon Jun 13, 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I vote for the emu jizz.

But not instead of honey.
In addition to honey.
Gotta sweeten that jizz.

Mon Jun 13, 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Yep, good weekend. We have a new member of the family...Derek the Tree.

Mon Jun 13, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

'Shoulda' known emu jizz would splurt its way into a perfectly nice recipe.
OK, might as well add some "booty-flies" for added protein...

Mon Jun 13, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, it is crumbly. We use it straight as cereal but you can put it on top of other things. Sometimes we mix it with yogurt.

Bucky, if anybody has a right to say that, you do. You've tasted the emu jizz and lived to tell the tale.

Mr B, cool. Glad it was good.

Sierrabella, thanks for booty flies suggestion. Maybe we can ask Susie for some.

Mon Jun 13, 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Spurious Plum said...

So THAT'S what wheat germ's for! 29 years and I finally get an answer.

Tue Jun 14, 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Ms Plum! Wheat germ is a great source of vitamin E. You can put it on all kinds of foods. I get if from the health food store but it can be purchased at any regular grocery store.

Tue Jun 14, 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

for the emu jizz to be sweeter--feed the emu some more fruit...

Tue Jun 14, 03:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Sounds yummy. I love granola.

Tue Jun 14, 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, so that's the trick?

Jamie Dawn, we think so. We've been eating it for years. Thanks!

Tue Jun 14, 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Hmmm. I think I might just make some of this. And I am not a baker. You inspired me.

Tue Jun 14, 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, go for it. The sesame seeds in there might be just what you need to handle that little, um, bathroom problem you've been having. They work so well for me that I had to cut back to one cup. Let me know how it goes. (So to speak)

Tue Jun 14, 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Thank you! I will try it soon. Now, in the oatmeal container -- just in the cupboard, right, no fridge? And how long will it keep?

Tue Jun 14, 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Susie, right, we just keep it in the cupboard. No refrigeration necessary. It keeps for a long time. I bet we've had a batch last a couple of months or more.

Wed Jun 15, 04:36:00 AM  

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