Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Make healthy Granola to use in trail mix or over yogurt for a healthy breakfast...in your breadmaker! I use about a 1/3 cup scoop of this over about 1/3 cup - 1/2 cup plain natural yogurt for my breakfast every day. I also found this to be an easy, filling and healthy camping breakfast with the individual size yogurts thrown in the cooler. Choose your own combo of nuts and dried fruits...for a special treat, add some dark chocolate chips after it has cooled.
- 2 1⁄2 cups oats
- 1⁄2 cup raw sesame seeds (shelled)
- 1⁄2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (shelled)
- 1 cup nuts (slivered almonds, walnuts, filberts etc)
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin butter (or natural peanut butter)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup ground flax seeds (or bran or wheat germ)
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups dried fruit (I use rasins and chopped apricots)
- Put all ingredients except the dried fruit in the breadmaker. Set to jam cycle and run. This will produce well-toasted but not burnt granola. If you like it a little less toasted, simply take it out before the time is up.
- Add dried fruit after the cycle is finished.
- Use a few tablespoons of orange juice concentrate instead of applesauce for an orangy flavor. This is would taste good with Craisins sweetened dried cranberries at the end.
- If you like crispy, lumpy granola then add 1/2 cup of flour mixed with 1/4 tsp baking soda and a quarter cup of fruit juice concentrate.
- If you want to use this as more of a trail mix than a yogurt topping it might be better to omit the ground flax.
- I use a pair of scissors to cut up the apricots, but I'm sure a knife and chopping board would work just as well.
Great on yougurt, easy, tasty and healthy.
Genius! I had been thinking the bread machine should be able to make granola but I wasn't clever enough to think of the jam cycle. I cut the recipe in 1/2. Maybe I didn't measure right but this was not sweet enough. There are enough ideas here to play with all sorts of variations of this recipe but I'll put in another tablespoon of honey. Also, I'll microwave the honey and the peanut butter together so the peaunut butter doesn't ball up. Thanks for posting, this recipe is going to be a lot of fun!