Thank you Diana.....creator of this granola recipe, grower of green kale, and rockin' mountain biker. She emailed me this granola recipe several WEEKS ago and I finally had a chance to make it, why did it take me so long? Diana made this recipe up based on various store bought brands. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
2 cups rolled oats (uncooked)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup buckwheat (uncooked)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or nuts of your choice)
1/2 to 1 cup sweetner to taste. (Try maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, agave, etc. and try combos of 2 or more. I like ~3/4 cup total. It depends on how sweet you want your granola!)
1-2 tablespoon coconut oil (I use 3 tbsp because it's really good for you!! you can also use olive oil, sunflower oil, or another healthy oil)
1-3 teaspoon cinnamon (depends how much you like it)
1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and mix. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine the wet ingredients and bring to a boil, mixing well.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well with a large spoon to coat.
Spread mixture onto large baking sheet(s) lined with wax paper. Bake at 350 for ~20-25 minutes or until desired "toastiness". Take out and allow to cool completely.
Mix in raisins or any other dried fruit that you like. Store in airtight container.
Feel free to modify with other ingredients/flavors. I LOVE a giant bowl of granola with a few scoops of yogurt and milk in the morning. I have some pomegranate seeds that I froze in the fall. I like to take them out for a few min then mix in the bowl right before eating. Yummy!!! -amy w.