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Old 05-31-2004, 11:19 AM   #1
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Home made granola

I've been using low carb granola on my yogurt. Grams gourmet, I think. (Expensive!)

Has any one tried making their own. I imagine it couldnt be too difficult. You could use flaxmeal, coarsely ground almonds or pecans, sunflower seeds, maybe a little wheat germ.

Anybody ever try this successfully?
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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Sure, a lot of people make their own granola. Here is my recipe. You can change the types of nuts seeds etc. to your liking. LindaSue has a nice "Crunchies" recipe that is similar.

I usually don't take the trouble to do this, but you can beat up a couple egg whites until frothy and mix it in with the granola before baking. This will help it "clump" like regular granola without changing the flavor or adding any carbs. It is nice to do when you are eating it as a snack or finger food. I usually sprinkle mine on yogurt, so it is not necessary to use the egg whites.

When it is cold, you can chop up a couple SF chocolates and press them in. Just this small addition, makes a tasty Moose Mix. Great for the movies.

Homemade Granola

2 cups textured vegetable protein
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 packets Splenda
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine the textured vegetable protein, cinnamon and Splenda in a plastic container large enough to hold all the ingredients.
Lightly toast coconut and nuts in 300 degree oven. Let cool.
Add toasted nut mixture to granular mixture and blend well.

Serve with 2 tablespoons cream and 2 tablespoons water or LC milk.
Also, sprinkle a couple tablespoons over LC yogurt.
Tasty for breakfast with a nice crunch.
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:33 AM   #3
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Linda's coconutty crunch rocks!!!!
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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I made granola like this before. It was quite good. I had seen a recipe using honey and tried it like this instead as I can't get SF honey.

1 cup oat meal
1 cup flax meal
1 cup wheat bran
1 cup almond slices
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
1 TSP cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup SF pancake syrup (maple)

Heat butter and syrup to a boil. Combine all ingridients in a 11 X 15 baking pan. Bake at 300 degrees for about 30 -45 minutes.
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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Just a note...the Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is really cheap at a health food store and it has a neutral flavor, but a crunch similar to Grape Nuts.
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Old 05-31-2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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Wow, Thanks!
Great ideas. Especially on the TVP! Never would have thought of that!
I'll have to check out Lindas Coconutty crunch too!
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Old 05-31-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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With the suggestions here, you have the basics. Now you can put together your own custom mix.
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