Ya..I know that granola has been popular for a long time. I can even remember as a kid when it became a breakfast cereal and I begged my parents to buy it in the grocery store which, by the way, never happened. So I might be a bit behind the curve in writing about granola, but I thought I would share my City Boy Hens Granola Recipe with you. Around here we’ve all been eating oatmeal lately for breakfast and granola makes a great topping to a somewhat bland and boring breakfast.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats (I use “quick” oats)
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
1 cup of shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried and cubed papaya
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg white
Note: Feel free to omit or substitute different ingredients.
Combine oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut together in a large mixing bowl. Add salt and stir the dry ingredients together.
In a separate bowl, combine the oil, honey, egg white and vanilla extract. Note: Add the oil first. This will help prevent the honey from sticking to your bowl. Add these wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and continue to stir until everything is nicely coated.
Remove the baking sheets from the oven every 15 minutes in order to stir the granola.
After 45 minutes, the granola should be light brown and smell incredible. Pull the baking sheets out and add the raisins and dried fruit. Put the granola back in the oven for 5 minutes. Note: If you were to bake the raisins and dried fruit for the entire duration of time, they would be incredible hard and/or burnt.