Friday, September 11, 2009

Healthy Eating: Quick Homemade Granola

Here is a nice granola recipe that can be adapted easily to whatever you have on hand. These make a nice snack addition to bagged lunches. It's also delish in a bowl with milk.

Basic Granola

1 stick butter
1/2 c. honey
4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
2 t. cinnamon

Melt together butter and honey. Pour over oats and stir well to coat. Bate at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and bake 5 more minutes if desired.

Great add-ins before baking:

raw sunflower seeds
unsweetened coconut
pumpkin seeds
chopped walnuts
ground flax seeds

great add-ins after baking:
dark or golden raisins
chopped dates
dried cranberries
any other dried fruit

Would you like to see some great ideas for packable lunches? Head on over to Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom.

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