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Homemade Granola

 

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I remember the first time I realized that granola ain’t exactly a low cal diet food.  SO disappointed!  I mean, it just screams healthy, doesn’t it?  Shouldn’t a girl be able to eat all she wants of the stuff and go on losing pounds & inches? But I got over it. In an incredible feat of denial, I decided granola shouldn’t be a guilty pleasure.  I still categorize it in the “good-for-me” food group.  Hey, better granola than Godiva.

My recipe for Homemade Granola includes flaky light coconut chips and is sweetened with brown sugar, maple syrup (with its rich, earthy flavor) and raisins.  You can swap in an equal measure of craisins or chopped apricots, or pineapple, or any dried fruit of your choice in place of the raisins.

I love my granola in yogurt or ice cream – how do you enjoy yours?

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

 

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7 Responses to Homemade Granola

  1. I like to eat it as a snack or like cereal. I started making granola when my children were small. They loved it so much I had to make it once a week.

  2. Hi Jacqueline – what recipe do you make that your kids love? Can you post it?

  3. avatar says: Eve

    Granola is my weakness and I’ve just started making it myself! Any tips about making a special mix for Tu B’Shevat and incorporating the Seven Species? I need to make it for a crowd. I know to use olive oil as the fat, and raisins and dates and figs, but how do I get the barley and wheat in there? Is there something I can replace the oats with?

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