Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Breakfast For Champions

This breakfast is delicious; so satisfying and filling on days when eating is limited. I enjoy granola with my yogurt and the boys love it just as cereal.  mmm.  This recipe is over the top good.

Cranberry Almond Granola (without the almonds)
adapted from:

5 cups oats
1 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
2 t vanilla
1 t almond extract
1 t salt
1 t apple pie spice/cinnamon
3/4 cup sunflower seeds, shelled (unsalted)
1 cup coconut

In a large mixing bowl combine oats, salt, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and coconut.  In a microwave safe bowl melt butter and honey together (then stir in vanilla and almond extract).  Pour melted butter mixture over the oat mixture.  Line a rimmed cookie sheet with foil - grease it. Bake at 300 for 25minutes. Stir and bake an additional 25minutes. Repeat at least one more time.

NOTE: if you want this to be more bar like, whisk together 3 egg whites before baking. Just bake at 300 for 25minutes. After the allotted time, shut oven off and let the granola cool down (as well as the oven) with the door closed.

1 comment:

  1. This granola sounds great for breakfast. In the morning, I love to add 1/4 cup of milk, then heat it for 25 seconds in the microwave.