We have switched to the healthiest option now - Plain Oldfashioned Oats. With a handful of fresh berries and nuts these make a very healthy breakfast.
I actually got inspired from this blog that has many variations of granola. I have bookmarked almost all of them for me to try out. This weekend I made this version substituting with some of the ingredients I meant to use up.
- Combine :-
1/2 C diced nuts ( I used a mix of almonds,peanuts and walnuts)
1/4 C dessicated coconut
Roast over medium heat till nicely toasted. About 7-8 min. Keep close eye to avoid burning.
- In a saucepan combine :
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp honey.
pinch of salt
Stir over medium heat till it comes to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla.
- Pour the honey-oil mixture over the oats and nuts mixture. Toss to coat well.
- Spread onto a baking pan and bake at 350deg F for 5-7 min till slightly brown.
- Add 1/4 C of dried fruit ( I added raisins and dates), 4 tbsp of wheat germ(optional) to it.
- Cool and then store in an airtight container. Enjoy with some milk or yogurt for a breakfast or snack.