My boyfriend and I just got back from an excellent kiteboarding trip to Oliphant, Ontario. The geography there is excellent for kiteboarding and we were lucky to have sunny skies everyday. I decided to make some healthy granola to take on the trip to keep us going all day long.
I made some changes to the original recipe that I used. The granola wasn’t moist enough so the granola bars turned into a bag of loose granola. Here is the modified recipe.
2 cups quick oats
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/4 c. sesame seeds
3/4 c. unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 c. flaxseeds
1 c. honey
3/4 c. natural peanut butter
splash of vanilla extract
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. raisins
1/4 c. dried blueberries (you can omit this and use any other dried fruit, these blueberries are quiet expensive)
1/2 c. almonds
Heat peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a pot on the stove until it is fully melted. Roast the wheat germ, oats, and all seeds in a frying pan for about 10 mins until toasted (don’t burn). Line a baking pan with wax paper. Toss the toasted mixture with the wet mixture in a bowl and spread in the baking pan, press down firmly into the pan. Let sit for about 2 hours. If the mixture doesn’t hold put it into a ziplock bag and you have granola rather than granola bars.
I mixed some of mine with vanilla yogurt and it was awesome. It alone is awesome too!