One of my year resolutions – and the list keeps growing – is to eat healthy. That is why this year, I will post one easy healthy receipt a week so I can somehow motivate you ad myself to this adventure of changing eating habits. Today I’ll share this Homemade Granola recipe that I have been cooking the past few weeks. I take no credit on this. The recipe was given to me by my neighbor. She eats very healthy. She presented all the neighbors with a lovely container with some granola for christmas. It tastes soft and fresh. She was very kind to share the recipe. I love granola. I have it every morning, for breakfast with cottage cheese, fruits and honey…hum.. yummy! This is a VERY easy recipe, takes me no longer than 30 minutes to get it done from prep to cooking.
4 cups of rolled oats ( 4 copos de graos de aveia )
2 cups of sweetened shredded coconut ( 2 copos de coco ralado acucarado )
2 cups of slivered almonds ( 2 copos de amendoas cortadas ou nozes, etc )
¾ cup of vegetable oil ( oleo vegetal )
½ cup of honey ( mel )
Optional: other types of nuts you’d enjoy toasted such as chopped walnuts.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients and spread onto a 13 x 18 x 1” cookie sheet. Bake approximately 25 minutes, stirring every ten minutes with a spatula (pull browned outside edges in and bottom oats to top). When nicely browned remove from oven and place in a large mixing bowl. Add any combination of the following:
1-1/2 cup of small diced dried apricots ( pessego seco picado – opcional)
1 cup of small, diced figs ( figo seco picado)
1 cup of dried cherries ( cereja seca picada )
1 cup of raisins ( uva passa )
1 cup of roasted unsalted cashews ( caju )