This is a granola recipe fortified with wheat germ and flax seed that still tastes good.
Love this recipe! It’s customizable, yummy and stores very well in my granola jar in the counter and in a ziplock bag. My friend has a family secret granola recipe that is divine, she makes it at Christmas and gives us a big bag, so I needed to find a recipe to make when that one was gone and this is it. So close to hers that it will satisfy until the next bag
I cute this recipe in half because I don't use that much granola. Also substituted a LOT of things. I used 1 cup of oats, and then 1/2 cup of rolled quinoa, 1/2 kiwicha, and instead of the flax seed, I used lin seed, instead of sunflower seeds I used sesame flour (which is more like a masa than a flour), instead of almonds I used peanuts, instead of brown sugar I used organic sugar plus a bit of sugar cane syrup. I made more of the honey/water liquid than what this calls for to add to the sweetness and to make this clump up better. I think the baking works best if you spread the mix on a baking sheet very thinly (packed tightly) and bake it for 20 minutes, but be sure to watch it and make sure it's not burning. It will clump better if you pack it in a thin layer. Otherwise it doesn't stick together. The ratio of dry ingredients to wet is perfect. I love the recipe.
Loved this recipe. I was looking for a granola without too much oil in it. I added raisins, dried cranberries, and a bit of coconut. I’ll be making another batch for Christmas gifts.
Delicious and healthy!
Overall good recipe. I love the texture - the granola clumps just enough without turning into a solid mass. The combination of grains and nuts also gives a great texture. However, I agree with other users who say that there's WAY too much salt and not enough other flavors. I love salty snacks, but wasn't a big fan of the salty granola - it overpowered other tastes. If you are used to eating a lot of nutty grains the flavor is perfect if you cut back on salt. I added about 1/2 cup of raisins to give it some natural sweetness. I'll add more dried fruit next time for more sweet taste, especially since I'm making it to share with my young kids who will eat a lot of whole grains only if I mask them with enough other flavors. Definitely a more "grown up" taste with the original recipe.
This recipe looked so good, I had to go make some as soon as I finished reading it :) It's in the oven now, and I'm sure it's going to tast great!
It turned out nice and crunchy but next time I’ll add more vanilla and cinnamon for flavor. Just depends on your preferences but easy and delicious.