Biotest

A Better Granola


#1

2 cups minute oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
boat load of penzy’s cinnamon
nutmeg
melted 80% cacao ( about a serving )
finely diced candied ginger
1 TBSP coconut oil
pinch of salt
pecan pieces
1/4 cup of splenda

Pre-heat oven to 350

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

Then mix in 1/4 cup of water a little splash at a time. The oatmeal mixture should be clumping together You might need more than 1/4 cup of water. I just kind of winged it, maybe closer to half a cup.

Once the mixture is mixed well and clumpish, stir in melted cacao and melted coconut oil.

Spread across coconut oil greased glass baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Check firmness by breaking granola into pieces. If the granola is still damp or moist, return to over in 15 minute intervals checking on it. It should take about 1 hour total.

Variations: Add pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, other seeds/nuts as you see fit.

Serve over greek yogurt like the attached photo or perhaps in a bowl of almond milk

Notes:

A lot of granola recipes call for lots of sugar ingredients such as sugar, molasses, honey, agave and olive oil. I wanted to make a better granola. This recipe is the first step. I will experiment with it a bit more.

I’ve also seen where you could use a nut butter as a binding agent. I may play around with that in the future when I work on granola bars.


#2

Looks good. I was thinking about making something like that since Chris posted that cereal recipe.


#3

[quote]Maliisoml wrote:
Looks good. I was thinking about making something like that since Chris posted that cereal recipe. [/quote]

Thanks, it’s not perfect ( yet ) but it’s not bad either. Just make sure it gets crispy. I think I might have to try it with regular oats instead of minute oats.