Thursday, February 24, 2011

no added fat, all natural, ton o' fruit + nut granola

with sliced banana, 1% milk & to die for Liberté coconut yogurt (the lemon is also crazy good).

Found the recipe via weekly favourite blog haunt here, Kate directed us to Mark Bittman's granola recipe - yum and I've been wanting to make this big batch, most excellent granola for days, weeks possibly and yesterday ... for some unknown reason, was the day.

fruit - I used dates, raisins, dried apples & figs plumped with hot orange juice all chopped/diced
nuts - sliced almonds, chopped salted pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds. I used the full cup of natural sugar - 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of maple syrup and I added an extra cup of sweetened coconut at the very end because I love coconut.

Would make this recipe again & again & again.

the last time I made granola I baked the raisins - big mistake as they shrivel & harden to tooth chipping density - always add the fruit after the baking part


  1. But.....but.....where's the bacon....?

  2. Actually that would be quite a tasty addition :-)

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  4. Hey Moose, thanks maybe I'll enter the baby fabric contest woo hoo ! : )

  5. Everything here looks delicious.

  6. It does look good, not to be nit-picky or anything, but don't the nuts have fat?? And the coconut too?

  7. Hey J - oops you sure are right. I guess what I should have said is "no added" fat, no oil or butter just natural "good for ya" fat ;-)


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