The weather is turning colder, and it makes me want to bake. One of my favorite recipes was inspired by a Dr. Oz recipe, Homemade Granola. Here is how I make mine:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the following into a food processor:
1.5 Cups Old fashion Oats
1 Cup Whole Almonds
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
less than 1/4 Cup Flour and Chia Powder
Pulse above mixture in food processor until mixed (5-10 pulses)
Mix the following ingredients together:
1 Small Ripe Banana
1/3 Cup Honey
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
dash of Nutmeg
dash of Cloves
Add the above mixture to the food processor along with
8 oz of Yogurt (or can substitute tofu)
Pulse until combined.
Then spread onto 2 well greased baking sheets. I make 4 strips of granola leather (because my family like the crispy edges).
Bake 20-30 minutes.
These are so yummy, my daughter calls them cookies. I will often make a double batch and freeze the extra batch. This granola freezes wonderfully.
**For vartions try different dried fruit and nuts, get creative with the spices.
I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does.
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