Friday, November 30, 2007

I love granola

The names Granula, Granola and Ganolietta were trademarks in the late nineteenth century United States for foods consisting of whole grain products crumbled and baked until crispy; compare the contemporary Swiss invention, muesli. The food and name were revived in the 1960s, and fruits and nuts were added to it to make it a health food popular with the hippie movement. Granola made a major appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival.
TAken from wikipedia.... Why is it that hippies are always associated with granola? I dont know but i love the stuff and I am not a hippy....well maybe.

4 c. rolled oats
3/4c. wheat germ
1/4c. flax seeds
1/2c. almonds
1/4c. pistachios

3/4c.maple syrup
3/4c. brown sugar
1/3c. oil( I used flax)

dried fruits( raisins, dates, gojis)

1. Mix together all dry stuff except for fruit
2. Heat together maple syrup , sugar, and oil until sugar is dissolved and you have a loose syrup
3. Mix together syrup and dry stuff and put on a baking sheet in any even layer. Bake at 350 mixing up the granola( not with your hands, its hot) until it is nice and brown

cool and eat with some soymilk or try it with coffee...its weird but good.

I cant beleieve i actually got these pictures off before i ate the whole bowl. Thats some restraint that any granola lover could admire.

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