Michael Smith’s Country Inn Granola

On my other blog, Simply Fresh Ottawa, I run a Cook Along Book club – where I pick a book and some recipes from the book and cook my way through them. Today I’m working on Michael Smith’s Country Inn Granola. It smells so good already I know its going to be a winner! Granola is great with milk or added to yogurt or oatmeal for a little texture / flavour. It also adds carbs and protein. I thought I would share with you Chef Smith’s recipe – but for those in Ottawa looking to get some right now (and are willing to brave the snow) check out Siren Bakery‘s Gourmet Granola – starting this weekend available in select Farm Boy locations.

Ingredients

4 cups rolled oats
½ cup wheat bran
½ cup wheatgerm
½ cup flax meal
½ cup walnut pieces
½ cup slivered Almonds
½ cup sunflower seed
½ cup Sunflower Oil
½ cup Honey
1 tablespoon Cinnamon 
1 cup Raisin

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the oats, grains, nuts and seeds together in a large bowl.

Gently heat the oil, honey and cinnamon together in a small saucepan, whisking well. Pour the hot mixture over the oat mixture. Stir well to coat and then pour onto a baking sheet or two forming a thin even layer.

Bake for 10 minutes or so. Stir well and continue to bake, checking every few minutes and stirring until the granola is golden and crispy. Let cool and then stir in raisins.

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4 Comments to “Michael Smith’s Country Inn Granola”

  1. I’m a huge granola maker…. One trick I’ve found, is that you can really alter the ingredients as long as the oil/ honey ratio remains the same. I don’t have a microwave, but you can also make granola in the microwave in a glass 9X9. I did that for years, because I had a tendency to burn it at first.

  2. Any idea about the calories and calories from fat on this? I am sure if you leave out the nuts it would be low fat because then all you have is the small amount of oil?

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