Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Delicious and Healthy Granola

One of the things I made for gifts this year was homemade granola.  It is delicious and a healthy alternative to all the sugary Christmas treats.  Not that I don't love a good cookie or piece of fudge as much as the next person! :)  This granola is very tasty and uses agave nectar for the sweetener.  I enjoy it year round and thought I would share it with you.....

The recipe is from the Daniel Fast Cookbook by Grace Bass and Lynda Anderson ~ however I do not consider it Daniel Fast friendly since it does have sweetener in it.  That is just my conviction. (if your interested in knowing more about Daniel fasting I would be happy to share with you!  It's a great way to spiritually start out the new year!) 
Without further ado...here is the recipe:
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oats (old fashioned) uncooked
1/2 cup whole-grain wheat flour
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 tsp salt (don't you love my melted sea salt container - lol!)
1/2 cups raisins
1 tsp peanut oil to lightly grease baking sheet

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees
* Stir together agave, oil, and cinnamon in a small bowl
* Stir other ingredients together in large bowl
* Add agave mixture to oatmeal mixture, stirring until combined
* Spread oat mixture onto baking sheet
* Bake for 20 minutes...stirring every 5 minutes
* Let cool and store in airtight container

I usually double the recipe and sometimes add craisins, dried pineapple and raw sunflower seeds and walnuts.

Look at that deliciousness!!!!

when ready to eat just add fresh fruit or stir into yogurt or even just eat by the handful as is....

Let me know if you try it and how you like it....or if you have a favorite recipe for granola I would love to see yours!


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  1. definitely giving this one a try Linda. YUMMM. Girls love homemade granola. So glad you shared.

  2. Let me know how you and the girls like it.
    Happy New Year :)

  3. Hey Linda! This looks so good! I'm going to have to try this in a week or so after our juice fast is over. Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm so glad that you found me...love meeting new friends! Can't wait to get to know you more.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

  4. I'll have to compare this with my recipe and give it a try...looks so GREAT! I'm so excited to know about your blog now and continue to be inspired through 2012! I'm so glad to be your newest follower and am crossing my fingers that you'll return the love on your next visit!!! Don't forget to link up on Wednesday to Overflowing with Creativity!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  5. We make homemade Granola too. It is similar to your recipe. Only a little sweeter and a lot of nuts. Thank you so much for linking to Link It Up Thursday.

  6. I'm gonna try this with Date Honey (Basically cooked down dates) so Daniel Fast Friendly. Think it should taste as good!

    1. Sounds good Julie...I actually got the receipe out of a Daniel Fast Cookbook but was confused because it called for Agave....I guess they thought it is "natural" it could be used. I disagreed but make it when I am not fasting and LOVE IT! :)