This homemade granola recipe is an excellent source of just what your body needs to stay healthy! Flax seeds contain high levels of lignans and Omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans may benefit the heart, possess anti-cancer properties and studies on Wikipedia found Flax may also lessen the severity of diabetes by stabilizing blood-sugar levels. This has been one of my families treasured recipe's for years!
In a big pot mix:
1/2 c olive or oliec safflower oil
1/2 c blackstrap molasses
1/2 c raw honey (optional - can also use a little stevia)
1/2 c almond butter (may need to be mixed using very low heat)
1 TB organic vanilla (optional)
When well mixed add one by one:
1 c chopped pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds will do)
1 c shopped raw almonds or filberts
1 c ground flax sees or meal (optional)
1 c mixed rolled grains
5 c old fashioned rolled oats
3c puffed millet or rice (found in the cereal isle of a health food store like Henry's)
Turn oven on lowest possible setting, so temperature stays around 100-130 degrees (measure with a meat or candy thermometer - you may need to crack the oven slightly). Leave in for several hours, until somewhat dry. Then you can add dried fruit to taste.
I sometimes add coconut, raisins, craisins, etc. Add whatever you like - it will be fabulous!
Eat plain or with milk or yogurt.
My friend Jenni Wilson, who is working on a Masters Degree in Herbology passed this recipe to me... it is the best ever!