Tuesday, January 18, 2011

must haves for 2011

people, people, people. here's the scoop. if you don't love granola - you're about to.

it's high time we made our own. it takes nearly little time, is relatively cheap (maybe even very cheap if you keep it simple) and it is better for you!

oh - and once you discover brown cow maple yogurt, you won't eat granola with anything else........

so here's my new favorite: bobby flay's Mango-Agave granola!!

10-15 minute prep/watching
40 minutes total

1/4 c. canola oil (or EVOO)
1/4 c. agave syrup
1/4 c. clover honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbs packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 c. old fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
3/4 c. slivered almonds
1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/2 c. raw pumpkin seeds
2 tbs flax seeds
2 tbs wheat germ
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. dried sweetened mango

1. preheat the oven to 325. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Mix the canola, agave, honey, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth. Combine the oats, almonds, sunflower, pumpkin, flax seeds, wheat germ and salt in a large bowl. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir, evenly coating everything. Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet; bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, 25-30 minutes.
3. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, break apart if clumpy while still warm. Let cool completely then toss the dried mango. Store in an air tight container!

get to it!

1 comment:

  1. Woo! I'm excited to try it! Probably next week though ... too much this week!!! Have the Wilders seen this?