Easy Granola with Dried Fruit
The best part of waking up is definitely this morning meal. A combination of oats, sunflower seeds and buckwheat, this delicious dish is also as nutritious as they come. Start your day off light... and right.
At a glance
4 cups oats 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup buckwheat goats 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (optional) 1/4 cup any available chopped nuts 2 tbsp. wheat germ (optional) 1/2 cup or more any dried fruit that you like cut in small pieces 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup sweetener (maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, whatever) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt
This recipe is infinitely variable according to whatever you have on hand. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In large shallow baking pan, combine all of the grain and seed ingredients. Combine sweetener and oil in small pan, heat until it is smooth and hot. Pour over the seed mixture and stir. Add spices, put the whole thing in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes. Stir after about 15 minutes. Let cool, add dried fruits; mix will keep almost forever in airtight container. Delicious as a cold cereal with soy milk, or add soymilk and fresh fruit and heat until slightly boiling (about a minute in microwave) for a quick and delicious porridge.
Ready in 40 minutes
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