Hippie-Chick Granola

"This packed-full-of-goodness granola is wickedly tasty, but has all the goodness you'd expect from your local health food co-op. It's great as a topper for less tasty cereal, and is perfect for adding a bit of crunch to yogurt or ice cream. Pack some up for on-the-go treats in snack-size zip-lock bags. -- from the book: Feed the Belly"
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6 cups granola




  • Preheat oven to 350. Coat a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the bran flakes, oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, currants, cranberries, cherries, and flax seeds. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey and the melted butter, and pour over the oat and fruit mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Spread mixture onto the prepared pan, and bake for 23 minutes or until golden. Cool on the pan, and break into pieces with a spatula. Store in an airtight container (I like a glass jar) for up to a week.

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  1. Easy to make and plenty healthy with almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, craisins, and cherries with flaxseed to boot! Yum. Had for breakfast with soy milk and enjoyed. Thank you! Made for PAC event, Spring 2013.


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