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Julie Hasson: I love to have healthy soya for breakfast in the morning and its great that you can find all kinds of healthy brands in the health food stores, in a grocery stores but its also so easy to make from home and you have a lot more control that way you can control the flavors how sweet it is and just all of your ingredients so I’m going to show you how to make a very simple whole grain granola that is delicious and something that I love to have the breakfast all the time and it only it might look like lot of ingredients were built only really uses of coupled ingredients and I’ll show you how to make it.
Then begin with I have some rolled oats, now that the old fashion rolled oats, you don’t want the quick oats I really like just the old fashion rolled oats and I buy organic whenever I can so these are organic oats to that’s we are going to millet. The millets might look like birdseed and it actually as used in birdseed but its really healthy for you and that’s a great grain to incorporate more of in diet, so I’m going to add some uncooked just raw millet like this again organic if you can then I have some oat bran. Now what I really like about making homemade granola as you can add a lot of fiber in to it and it still does not have taste like a high fiber cereal, so this is some oat bran adding in. I have used wheat germ and but I don’t like it as much.
Now what I do have as we -- someone add that in this is such a healthy cereal and if you by any chance problem but we you can play around with your grains that you are adding this okay and then to them we are going to add some brown sugar, again this is you could come back on the sugar a little bit its not a super sweet granola its very lightly sweet but I like them maple flavor because okay so here we have a dry ingredients which we are going to mix together just like cake. Now we have our dry ingredients together we -- dry ingredients so we have apple cider, you could use apple juice I like this sort of spiced up apple cider juice for this and add maple syrup then we go and brown rice syrup, organic brown rice syrup. This one is from lundberg farms a great ingredient very healthy as almost a multi flavor to it and so it is a great flavor to the granola put that in this is also very stick its almost kindly like a caramel syrup okay, then we go.
We have a brown rice syrup also can add a teaspoon of vanilla and we want to whisk that together just until the brown rice syrup is mixed in there well and to that I’m going to add a tablespoon of oil, you can leave it out or if you like a natural granola you could add more in just add a light flavored oil you don’t want anything that’s going to be into you don’t want add olive oil because of flavor we’ll be – flavoring in that, okay now we have some ground cinnamon there we are going add to the dry ingredients so now already I like to think about is when I’m done having the both granola this is my favorite.
I’m just going to pour the wet ingredients over the dry we can mix that together and you can also stir in at nut, raw hazelnuts any kind that you like raw chestnuts any kind that you like corns, almonds, hazelnuts you don’t want to add and toasted nuts because there are going to toast in the oven an then we just -- toasty it will be almost like bread nuts okay so we have all of the ingredients we mix now and you see the this getting kind of clumpy and that’s why you want, you want those nice clumps in there that’s -- granola all of its crunch.
Into this you might be attempt to add hemp seeds or some flax seeds and you can store some and add someone at this point but they see some other health benefits bake out when its heated so I like to actually just put a teaspoon of other flax or hemp seeds over make -- and then that’s one I put it plus if you are going to add the seeds you can have to keep your granola refrigerated and this way you don’t have to keep it refrigerated okay now just going to on to a parchment line baking sheets just put a nice then layer mixed up better nice thin layer of the granola like that and we are going to bake it in a 325 degree preheated for about 45 minutes to an hour you don’t wanted to be too dark and you just wanted to be lightly toasted and like probably every 15 minutes are so you might want just check it and stood around little bit kind a mixed around then it will keep you with you have hot spots in your oven and you want to have a really dark pieces of vanilla, so I’ll show you back you few minutes
Its been 15 minutes we are going to check the vanilla I like to use fork definitely in oven made, we very carefully you don’t – but I like just take the fork kind moved around a little bit incase its sticky to the paper don’t forget the clamps you want those in the granola and then add to with the second tray and then bake it for another 15 minutes and check it again, okay its been baking.
I move the granola around about every 15 minutes or so and now its finished its been almost an hour you don’t want to dark what you do is you want it lightly toasted like that is went there move the sheet out and then at this point now you can add dried fruits, someone add some dried cranberries all of antioxidants and some dried apples and these were just big apples that -- net pick packaging sheers so you do that and mixed it together and you have a got one fabulous vanilla and you can customize it to whatever your taste and flavors are at this point you could add your hemp seeds, you could add some ground flex that if you want to and just stored in at your tight container.
So for this recipe and many, many other fabulous recipes please go to everydaydish.tv. Thank you so much for joining me and I hope you go and make a lots of whole grain granola.