Cooking With Granola

Here’s a recipe for crunchy granola that is inexpensive, delicious and nutritious.
By the Mother Earth News editors
January/February 1971
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Learning to cook with granola can add health to your breakfast.
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Are you trying to get into natural, healthful foods but having trouble because you're addicted to munchies, crunchies, sweets and dry cereals? If so, you should check out crunchy granola, Mother Nature's answer to the Kix, Trix, Ritz and Space Sticks the plastic food industry feeds you. Granola is the inexpensive, delicious and very nutritious food you make yourself. The ingredients listed below are generally available at natural food stores and/or feed and seed outlets. Feel free to tamper with this basic formula in any way, shape or form. Add and subtract ingredients until you find the combination that gets you highest. As long as you use seven parts dry ingredients, one part wet ingredients, four steps and chew well, you'll have success.

MIX
4 cups rolled oats and rolled wheat
1-1 /2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup wheat germ
I cup chopped nuts
1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup bran
1 cup ground toasted soybeans

HEAT
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
1-2 tsps. vanilla

COMBINE honey-oil mixture with dry ingredients and mix.

BAKE on oiled cookie sheets at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes, stirring now and then.








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