Our organic rolled oats from New Seasons...we bought everything there, which made it more expensive. Next time I'll order things online from Azure...they're already in my cart. Much cheaper for organic bulk products.
Sunday we made some homemade granola. It was our first time, and I'd say pretty successful! We'll be better at it now that we've done it once before, but it was good! We added almonds, blueberries, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. I got my recipie from the lady that we buy our raw milk from. We made her home-made raw strawberry yogurt today and are waiting for it to set overnight before we try it tomorrow! Hope it turns out!
4 c. rolled oats (uncooked) or do 1/3 oats, 1/3 flaked spelt, 1/3 flaked triticale (purchase organic from Azure or Bob's Red Mill)
1c. wheat germ raw
1/4 c. sesame seeds raw
1/2 tsp. sea salt
3/4 c. honey
1 c. coconut oil (we sell Wilderness Natural Organic coconut oil for $18/quart)
2 c. dried fruit and nuts, mixed (crispy walnuts and almonds taste great!)
1c. freshly milled flax seed
Combine dry ingredients (oats, wheat germ, coconut, sesame seeds, salt) in a large bowl. Mix honey and oil together and heat until honey is thinned. Stir into dry mixture. Spread on 2 greased cookie sheets or 2 cake pans (I use a broiler pan). Bake at 300 degrees until lightly browned (15-20 minutes). Stir every 5 minutes during baking and several times while cooling
Add mixed dried fruits and nuts (Trader Joe's has dried blueberry and organic raisins) using any of the following: raisins, dried apples, dried bananas, dried apricots, toasted sunflower seeds, walnuts, pecans, sliced almonds, etc. MAKE SURE YOU ADD THESE AFTER COOKING!
Add the flax seed once granola has cooled. Store extra granola in the freezer to keep fresh. Add more oats for a "drier" granola.