Last night I made a pan of fresh granola for the week.

The recipe is from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook book, and it’s a good one.


5 Cups quick oats

1/2 Cup sesame seeds

1/2 C pumpkin seeds

1 Cup unsweetened medium coconut

1 Cup sunflower seeds

1 Cup almonds coarsely chopped

1 Cup cashews coarsely chopped

2 teaspoons almond flavour

1/4 Cup water

1/4 Cup vegetable oil

3/4 Cup honey

* Mix first 7 ingredients in a large stainless steel bowl. You may substitute walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts for the almonds and cashews.

 * In a small bowl, mix the next 4 ingredients, stirring until moistened.
* Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring to a smooth consistency.

 * Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes while it bakes.

 * When cool, put in bags and freeze or store in airtight container on the counter.

*  Serve over yogurt and fresh berries.

That last line is exactly what I’m eating for breakfast right now and oh boy, it’s good. I didn’t use pumpkin or sesame seeds but instead put in some flax seeds. The beauty about granola is that you can mix and match ingredients and it will always taste delicious.

Having this around is a great way to start the week!

Happy Monday.