Video:Make Homemade Granolawith Keith Dunlop
Looking for a healthy snack that fills you up? Try whipping up a batch of homemade granola. With a few simple steps, you can adjust the ingredients and make granola that suits your taste.See Transcript
Transcript:Make Homemade GranolaHi, I'm Keith Dunlop and welcome to About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make your own granola. It's really easy, I'ts quite delicious, and best of all, it's really good for you.
Homemade Granola IngredientsOne of the nice things about making your own granola is that you can tailor it to your family's tastes. So feel free to add or substitute things you like for the dried fruits and nuts I'm using today.
To make granola, you'll need:
- 4 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of wheat germ
- 1 cup of wheat flakes
- 1 cup of chopped pecans
- 1/2 a cup of coconut
- 1/2 a cup of raisins
- 1/2 a cup of chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 a cup of canola oil
- 1/2 a cup of honey
- 1/2 a cup of coconut
- 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla
Mix the Dry Granola IngredientsThe first step is to measure your dry ingredients into a big bowl. So that's the oats, the wheat germ, the wheat flakes, the pecans, and the coconut. Give them a quick stir with a spoon, and you're done with step one.
Combine the Granola Wet IngredientsNext, combine all of your wet ingredients in a medium saucepan: the oil, the honey, and the vanilla - and heat them together over low heat. You don't have to heat them long, just long enough to get them all combined.
Mix the Granola IngredientsWhen the wet ingredients are warmed up, pour them into the dry ingredients and give them a good stir. At this point, your granola is ready to bake. While your oven preheats to 350, spread your granola mixture evenly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or shallow pan.
Bake the GranolaBake for about 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and turn the granola over with a spatula. Bake for another 5 minutes until the granola is lightly toasted then remove it from the oven.
While it's still warm, pour the granola into a big bowl and add the raisins and the apricots, and stir. Now it just needs to cool down a bit and it's ready to serve.
And that's it - your own homemade granola that the great Ewell Gibbons would be proud of! Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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