• Prep Time 15 min. with 8-12 hours of soaking time
  • Cook time 1 hour plus 4-6 hours of drying time
  • Yield makes about 8 cups

Instructions

Mix the first 6 ingredients together and leave covered on your counter for 12 to 24 hours.

After the grains have soaked, mix the sweetener, salt, and flavorings into the grain mixture. It’s a bit thick but just use a little elbow grease. Spread out this mixture on two pans lined with parchment paper or stainless steel screen trays and put into an oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour and then drop the temperature to 150 degrees for approx. 6 to 12 hours or until dry. Turn once or twice and break up the chunks. When cool put into storage containers.

I find that if I use the stainless steel mesh drying racks and a convection oven, the drying time is way shorter. A dehydrator will work great also.

On the mornings when I am in a rush or I am travelling and need a quick and healthy breakfast, I pull out the granola and put out some of the following toppings for people to customize their own.

– dried coconut flakes

– chopped sprouted or crispy nuts and seeds (walnuts, pecans, pumpkin or sunflower)

– chopped apricots and cherries, currants, dates, raisins…

– Fresh fruit (I like berries)

On cold mornings I pour hot water over the granola for a few seconds and then drain. Then I serve with raw milk.

Granola drying on mesh racks

Granola drying on mesh racks

 

Read this article and you will be thinking twice about purchasing boxed cereal!

Enjoy,
Lorraine