Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tara's Easy Granola

This granola recipe is so easy and yummy. I like using fresh fruit and or dried fruit.  My favorite dried fruit right now is dried mangos and papaya. Dried mango and papaya taste really sweet, but don't have a lot of sugar in them because of the fiber. Warning though- they do have a lot of fiber so don't over do it.
I get all my ingredients from The New Leaf Market bulk section. If you don't have a bulk section just try to find organic ingredients.
1 cup organic rolled oats
1 cup organic barley flakes (barley has wonderful protein, fiber and enzymes that help clear any congestion in your body.)
1 cup dried coconut flakes
1 stick organic butter (Try to get butter made from grass fed cows,  pastured butter has a ton of omega-3's in it.) 
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs honey
Melt butter in large glass pan at 300. Then mix all ingredients together and bake at same temperature for 30 minutes. Let cool. Then break it up with a spatula.
I made homemade yogurt to serve with it and fresh strawberries.
You will get a wonderful combination of protein, fiber and fat in this to help you have energy throughout the day.  And of course, it went over well with Arabella!

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