Daniel made a batch of his homemade cereal last night and I thought I'd share the recipe because it is just so good. I call it granola, but it's really more like muesli. Every time, the mixture changes a little depending on what we have on hand, but it's always delicious!
by Daniel Powers
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat flakes
1 cup rye flaks (or spelt or barley, etc.)
1 cup hazelnuts (or half hazelnuts, half almonds)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (yesterday Daniel used half sunflower, half pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 cup dried apricots, chopped (yesterday, he used dried cranberries and figs instead)
1/4 cup canola oil
Pour oil in 9 x 13 pyrex dish and put in cold oven.
Heat oven (with pyrex dish in it) to 375 degrees.
While oven is heating, add nuts, to food processor and pulse to chop coarsely (or chop by hand).
Add 4 cups of grains - bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Add rest of ingredients (except dried fruit) - bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
Take dish from oven, place on rack and cool.
When cooled, add dried fruit.
Store in cool place.
As you can see, the variations are endless. You can vary the flakes, the nuts, the seeds, the dried fruit or you can add cinnamon. Eat with milk or yogurt and add fresh fruit if you want to (excellent with blueberries or strawberries).
Do you make your own cereal? What do you put in it?
P.S. Daniel told me he uses less oil now than he did when we wrote down the recipe, so I've changed the oil amount to 1/4 cup.