This is our current go-to recipe for bedtime snack. Thanks Diana for posting it on your blog. Here is the original post. She calls it Gnome Granola.
I rewrote the recipe below.
4 cups oats
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup walnuts
Put all the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
And when warm add
1/2 tsp vanilla
Then immediately stir into the dry ingredients. Put on a tray. Bake at 350 for 20 mins. Stir halfway.
I put the dry ingredients in the bowl the night before. I also didn’t put in the coconut this time. Also I prefer pecans and will sometimes substitute them for the walnuts. I also add chia seeds or wheat germ sometime instead of the sesame seeds.
My foodie friend Diana has helped me become freer in changing the recipes.
This is definitely a recipe to play with and make it your own.
My cousin, my friend, and one of the people I most admire in the world lives in Spain with her Spanish husband and two little boys. Let me introduce her:
You can find out more about this chicky micky lady at: notsospanish.wordpress.com
Every summer she makes the humongous trek across the Atlantic with her boys, stroller and only ONE suitcase! She comes with her Canadian heart and her Spanish lifestyle. The one thing that always surprises her is how much sugar is in our packaged food, including cereal and granola bars.
This summer she encouraged me to start making my own granola.
Now once per month, I pull out the ingredients and make it. It is incredible and my boys love it. Every time, we make it the boys like to try putting in new things and the flavour changes. Today we added clove. We will see what happens.
I wish I could make it once per week like my Jedi-Foodie friend, Diana, but I am not quite there yet!
PS. The spoon I made in woodworking in Grade 8!