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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Robyn's Granola.

This is a GreenSmoothieGirl one, you can see her video of it here. And, we're all in love here. This is Ava's favorite thing to take for lunch {almond milk in the soup container, peaches and granola in ziplocks... and she makes it at the table herself.} Shayne and the rest of us eat it as a snack. So yummy. Plus, when you make it your house will smell amazing. Bottle that up and put it in a candle.

8 cups rolled oats
1 cup raw wheat germ
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Combine all in a big 'ole bowl (yes, that's a technical term). I always like to pulse the nuts in a food processor. Not into nut dust, but broken up since the kids aren't fans of big 'ole chunks of nuts (there's that technical term again). The nuts are SO yummy after they're roasted a bit... so keep 'em a little chunky.

1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup grade B maple syrup (or molasses)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup coconut oil (cold pressed, unrefined)
1 tablespoon vanilla

Combine all in a pot and heat on stove until barely melted. Add to oat mixture and stir til well combined. Lay out on baking sheets, with a lip, or in a big baking roasting pan. Bake at 250* for 45-90 minutes until dry, stirring well every 20 minutes.

Yum! I love it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and peaches.

{{p.s. - I totally took that picture up top, and I think I actually may have gotten the hang of photographing my food. Na, probably just really good lighting.}}


  1. I liked this one too! I have a container in the fridge and it will keep for 6 weeks! I want to try her other granola with all the sprouted nuts. Have you tried that one?

  2. Sounds delicious, any ideas for subbing out the wheat germ since I can't have it? Do you think that grinding oats in place of it would work?

  3. Jen, I used oat bran and it worked perfect. The kids actual love to snack on it plan. I will chop the nuts more like you said next time. Good with raisins too! Thanks for another healthy snack option!


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