Friday, August 12, 2011

Another oat recipe~ Bo's (raw) Granola

Here is our (alright, my little brother's) recipe for granola.  This granola, unlike most others, is wheat- free. There is no flour in it, so it's much more crumbly than traditional granola, especially when raw.  We originally would bake it and eat it with milk, but then my grandmother discovered how good it is raw, and so now I like it far better that way.  Enjoy!
(By the way, in case you can't tell, this is the mega batch version we make for our family (for the curious, it lasts us about three and a half breakfasts).  Of course, you could cut it down to a smaller size if you'd like, but it keeps quite well on the counter, even when raw.)

30 c. uncooked oats  (two 15 c. containers)
2 c. honey
7 prunes (my grandmother didn't put any in hers)
1 T. vanilla
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 c. dry coconut, optional
Raisins or Craisins  (The latter are really delicious in it.)
2 c. coconut oil
Walnuts, optional
Sliced or chopped almonds, optional

Mix all ingredients together, first blending the prunes until fine.  Now, you have a choice- you can bake it and eat it with milk, the traditional way, or you can just leave it raw, and serve on top of vanilla yogurt.
As with the raw cookies, my reaction was something along the lines of "who would ever want to eat raw granola".  But my grandmother, who originally discovered how good it is raw, convinced me to try some, and I've loved it ever since.  (Be careful- this is so good it gets addictive!  I think I like it even better than our yogurt banana split.)

Hope you enjoy this cool and convenient breakfast/ snack/ treat! Granola is capable of endless variations, so if you come up with some good ones, please share them in a comment!  I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Also, I meant to mention this sooner, but Shannon Fitzgerald is hosting a giveaway on her lovely blog A Bright Light in a Dark World.  Sorry for the late notice, but the giveaway doesn't end until 12am, so there's still time to enter.   Even if you don't enter for it, her blog is still very lovely and encouraging, and the link to it may be found on my "Lovely Links" page.

5 comments:

  1. This granola sounds so.... delicious! I love healthy and sweet recipeis...thaank you for sharing it!

    In Christ,
    ~Shannon~

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  2. We enjoy granola alot too! It's a delicious and inexpensive breakfast! =)

    Charity

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  3. P.S =) You're blog looks really nice! You're doing a great job!

    Charity
    www.bandtplus7.blogspot.com

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  4. Miss Alayna...

    I wanted to wish you a very wonderful birthday!

    {During a fellowship during previous this week Mrs.Case informed us of your 18th birthday...}
    May the Lord fill your day with abundant joy, and may you continue to shine for Christ!
    Happy Birthday!

    In Christ,
    ~Shannon~

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  5. Thank you Shannon! My family is seeing to it that I have a great day. Also, thank you Charity for your comment on my blog. I've really enjoyed posting on it.

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