I've been craving homemade granola for a bit now, and I finally took the time to make it this week. There's something so satisfying about freshly made granola, and it's so cheap and easy, you'd be crazy to not make your own.
I've been mildly obsessed with using more tea in my cooking (see the Tea Glazed nuts) and I wanted to try it in granola. It came out quite tasty, and I think you'll enjoy this. It's perfect with soymilk (or cow's milk if you prefer) or sprinkle it in your favorite yogurt.
I also think this recipe could be used with a hundred different variations - use different tea or different combinations of grains. No matter what you use, I'm sure you'll love this homemade granola.
Lemon and Green Tea Granola
3 1/2 cups Bob's 7-Grain Rolled Oats Mix
1/4 c flax seed
1/4 c wheat bran
zest of 1 large lemon (about 1 tbsp)
juice of 1 large lemon (about 2 tbsp)
Tea from 2 green tea bags cut open
1/2 c honey
3 tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet with sides or a large roasting dish. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well. Spread out in baking dish and place in oven. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring as little as possible, yet keeping it from burning, until nicely toasted. Do not overbake, as the more you bake, the less lemon flavor there will be. Cool. Enjoy with milk, stirred into yogurt, or however you enjoy your granola.