Thursday, November 13, 2008

Granola (again)

Granola is something I've posted about before (see here). I tweak the recipe each time based on what I've got in the cupboard. Here's the latest installment. I love the stuff:

4 c oats (approx 11 oz, 0.99/lb): $0.68
1/2 c coconut: 0.14
1/2 c chopped almonds: 0.88
1/4 c wheat germ: 0.38
1/2 c sunflower seeds: 0.22
1/3 c dry milk powder: 0.14
3/4 t. cinnamon: 0.06
1/2 t. salt

1/4 c. brown sugar: 0.05
1 T. honey: 0.07
2 T. water
1 banana, mashed or pureed: 0.19
1/4 c. canola oil: 0.09

1/2 c. raisins: 0.22

Total: $3.12 for about 8 cups, or $0.20 per 1/2 cup serving. Add 1/2 cup milk and it's a nice cheap breakfast that really sticks with you. It's pretty high calorie. For a lower-calorie snack, add a couple tablespoons to 1/4 cup over some yogurt and fruit.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats through salt).

Mix the brown sugar, honey, water, and canola oil in a small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Add mashed banana and mix well. Pour wet over dry, mix well. Spread in a cookie sheet and bake at 300 to 325 for 30 min to an hour, until your desired brownness. Stir every 15 min.

When cool, stir in raisins.

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