Tuesday, August 3, 2010

6 Grain Granola


When I think of 6 Grain I imagine a big bowl of hot cereal on a cold morning. I am here to dispute that illusion and testify that you can use 6 Grain for many different things. Basically any recipe that calls for rolled oats use your 6 Grain instead. I made up some super yummy granola this past week and bonus it was super easy!

First assemble the ingredients:

1 cup Almonds, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup Honeyville's Sweetened Flaked Coconut
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Honey
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
3/4 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 cup Honeyville's Dried Cranberries

In a big bowl combine 6 Grain, Almonds, Coconut, and Brown Sugar.


In a separate, smaller bowl blend Honey, Oil, Salt, Vanilla, and Cinnamon.


Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Spread mixture onto a cookie sheet (or what some may call a jelly roll pan...whatever just make sure it has sides to keep bits from spilling out during baking and causing your house to smell like burned bits of granola). I did not grease the sheet because of the oil in the recipe.


Bake at 250 for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring granola every 15 minutes.  The granola turns a nice goldeny, tan color and smells delicious!


Transfer the granola to a bowl and add the cranberries.  Mix until dispersed throughout.  Enjoy!


I loved how easy and so good this was! My family gobbled this up! Next time I think I will try substituting some applesauce for some of the oil or adding some of Honeyville's Freeze Dried Apple Dices as well. Granola is so versatile and can easily be adjusted to meet your family's taste bud preferences.


Tell us how you like to use your 6 Grain. We love to share ideas from friends!

Happy Eating!

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