Wednesday, November 17, 2010

RECIPE: Elle's Granola

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Adding everything to my Kitchen-Aid
We desire a satisfying crunch in our foods The food industry knows this, too, so they make Doritos chips, Cap'n Crunch cereal, and Chips Ahoy cookies.  This granola recipe fills that hungering for crunchy foods, but also adds Omega 3's for your heart, antioxidants, vegan protein, and fiber. 

Thoroughly mixed. (Do you notice my mess?)

*6 cups old fashioned oats
*2 cups whole wheat flour
*1 cup chopped almonds
*1 cup ground flaxseed
*1/4 cup soy protein isolate
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*1 1/2 tsp. salt
*1 cup water or juice
*1 Tb. vanilla extract


1. Combine all ingredients and mix by hand or like I do with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
2. Dry granola mixture in a food dehydrator or bake on two cookie sheets in a low-temp oven (170 F) until thoroughly dried. 

Yields about 13 cups of granola.


1. Add coconut to mixture before baking or diced dried fruit to dried/baked granola.
2. Add more brown sugar or other sweetener.

3. Add more liquid for chunkier granola.
4. The soy protein isolate may be omitted.

Dried granola.  It actually took two pans.

1.  Since ground flaxseed is more prone to oxidation and spoilage, I always buy it whole.  I usually grind the flaxseed in my Vitamix Vita Prep 3 right before use.
2.  I grind whole wheat berries in my Vitamix Vita Prep 3 right before use since whole wheat flour begins to spoil almost immediately after grinding.
3.  Again, I chopped the almonds in my Vitamix Vita Prep 3, too.


Did you like it?

What did you add or change about the recipe?  I will add your comments to the variations!

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  1. How long does your granola stay fresh?

  2. I really don't know. We usually have it eaten in a week! I'm sure it would last as long as store-bought granola as long as you keep it in a sealed container away from moisture.

  3. Can you find the protein powder in most stores?


  4. I made it for my children. They liked it very much ( my husband too :-) ). It's nutritious too. Thanks you very much for sharing.

  5. Thanks, Elle! This is a great recipe. I did leave out the protein and flour, but I'm eager to try new combinations. Have you tried using honey as a natural sweetener in lieu of brown sugar?


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