"This is a granola recipe fortified with wheat germ and flax seed that still tastes good." — CHOFFMASTER
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flax seed meal
raw sunflower seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons
Yummy! Love it!
I did make a few changes, however ... I used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil; I used All-Bran instead of the wheat germ and flax seed meal; and I used Splenda Brown Sugar mixture instead of regular brown sugar ... oh, and I didn't have any honey, so I used sugar-free maple syrup.
It is really great, and this way it is lower-fat/lower calories, but I will probably only use about 1/3 of the recommended salt next time.
And, unlike many of the granola recipes out there, it DOES make the "clumps" that make it yummy to eat just out of the bag OR w/ milk/soy milk.
Too much salt, not much other flavoring. After I baked it, I mixed more honey, vanilla and cinnamon and remixed and baked.
Very easy. I didn't use sunflower seeds, i just put more nuts. Just keep an eye on it. My first batch was toasted before the hour was up. It's also very versatile: I made one once batch with walnuts, and after baking stirred in pieces of dried apples and raisins, and anther batch with almonds and pecans and almond extract instead of vanilla, then stirred in dried cranberries after baking. In the future, i plan on just making a double batch and keeping toasted nuts and dried fruits on hand to make up a different flavor every morning!
Wonderful, versatile recipe! I omitted the brown sugar and used 1/3 cup real maple syrup instead of honey; decreased the oil to 1/4 cup; and I used slivered instead of sliced almonds for more texture. Oh, I might have tossed some oat bran in there too. Didn't miss the sugar at all, and I like things sweet. Mine only took maybe 40-45 minutes to bake. When cool, I added some dried blueberries - Delicious, chunky, perfectly flavored granola!!
This granola is so good that I can't stop eating it!! I used All-Bran cereal instead of the wheat germ and flax meal, Splenda baking mix instead of the brown sugar, and sugar-free maple syrup for the honey. I used a combination of almond/vanilla extract and a combo of walnuts and peanuts. SO GOOD!!!
Awesome recipe. This was the first granola I ever made and it turned out great. The only thing was the day after I made it, it got chewy, so I put it in the oven again for 20 min and it crisped right back up.
I love this recipe. I do recommend checking after 35 minutes. The first time I made it an hour was too long and it got really brown, although we still ate it and it was good. Second time I only baked it about 40 minutes any longer it would have been too dark. I did add dried cranberries after it cooled. Also, I used part melted Smart Balance butter spread and oil. It's better than any store bought granola.
Perfect recipe. One idea that works well for me too - heat the oil and honey (and maybe some maple syrup too...just a little) in the microwave and add it to the mixture. it keeps the granola soft and nice in texture
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 246
** Calories from Fat: 116
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