Healthful Breakfast Recipe: Whole-Grain Granola

Start your day with deliciously healthful herbal scones, muffins and breads.

| October/November 2008

Makes 6 cups

This mixture is so versatile you’ll want to keep a supply in the refrigerator to use at breakfast and other meals. Substitute granola for old-fashioned rolled oats in any recipe; use it as a topping for casseroles; or combine it with yogurt and fruit for a quick and wholesome breakfast.

• 2 cups spelt flakes*
• 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats          
• ½ cup bran flakes
• 2/3 cup chopped almonds      
• 1/3 cup sesame seeds
• ½ cup sunflower seeds          
• ¼ cup chopped walnuts
• ½ cup honey 
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger       
• 1 teaspoon ground ginseng, optional
• ½ cup chopped dried apricots
• ½ cup raisins
• ½ cup dried cranberries

* Use 3 cups rolled oats in total if spelt flakes are not available. 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly oil two rimmed baking sheets.

2. On one prepared baking sheet, spread spelt, oats and bran. On other sheet, spread almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and walnuts. Stagger sheets in oven and toast for 8 minutes.

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