I copied down the recipe and tried it. We really liked it but thought it could use a few changes for our taste. That's what's nice about a granola recipe. You can make any changes to it you'd like without seriously messing it up.
I like raisins well enough but they're not my favorite. So I opted to leave them out. If you'd like to add some fruit, I would suggest adding dried cranberries. They're awesome with the orange zest. Plus there were whole almonds in the original recipe that I didn't appreciate. So they got left out too.
We've also opted to add a little more honey than what was called for. Why? It's honey and we've got plenty and it's HONEY! Honey = Yum!
I've always disliked the texture and taste of hot oatmeal. Oatmeal in a bowl with milk like a regular breakfast cereal is more my thing. My Mister likes hot cereal. Again, this granola is pretty adaptable to either method. It's all up to you.
Morning Sunshine Granola
By Stacey Neuhaus*
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¼ cup of honey (Add more if you’d like.)
¼ cup of canola
3 cups of rolled oats
¼ slivered almonds
¼ cup of ground flax seed
¼ cup of sunflower seeds
1 tsp of spice mix
Zest of one orange
Measure the oil in a ¼ cup and pour out in a bowl. Without cleaning the cup, measure the honey and add to the bowl. (The honey won’t stick as much in a pre-oiled cup!) Warm slightly in the microwave. Add the measured spice mix and orange zest and combine well. Spread on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Stirring often, bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees. When completely cool, store in an airtight container.
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cloves
This mix will make enough for several batches. Store in an air tight container.
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In the meantime, stay sudsy my friends. Stay Sudsy!