Breakfast is important, it helps to improve concentration, provide strength and endurance, and it also helps us to keep our weight down. A healthy breakfast consists of whole grains and protein, not a cereal or donut loaded with sugar, fat and calories.
I posted this recipe last January, but I make this granola quite often as it is one of my favorite breakfast foods, so I thought I would post it again. I like to eat it mixed with homemade yogurt and if I have fresh fruit I slice some on top.
2 c. rolled oats (not instant)
1 c. toasted almonds1/4 c. sesame seeds
1/2 c. toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 c. toasted wheat germ (optional)
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. dried fruit
Scant 1/4 c. cooking oil (not olive)
1/2 c. honey
Mix oats, nuts and grains in a large bowl. Measure oil into a measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into a bowl. Then measure out the honey in the same unwashed cup. The oil will help the honey exit the cup. Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a baking pan. Use a large roasting pan as it keeps everything contained and can be stirred easily. Bake at 300 for 30 minutes turning with a spatula every 10 minutes so everything is an even golden brown. When it is finished cooking return the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and dried fruit and stir to combine. Stir gently several times as it cools, so that it doesn't clump too much.