Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunny Millet Granola

With the rising cost of food these days, it just makes sense to go more DIY! From making your own seitan, baking your own bread, and even making your own soymilk, it seems like everybody is making an effort to make more foods themselves, which benefits the environment, your health, AND your wallet! So, I decided to make a weekly post about something completely homemade, DIY style!! I want to encourage everybody to try this out, and hopefully it will be contagious!

For this week's DIY dish, I made this Sunny Millet Granola! I just played around with some ingredients I thought went well together, and it turned out great! I highly recommend this drizzled with plenty of hemp milk, or sprinkled on top of some vanilla soy yogurt with fresh fruit!!
Step 1: Toast the seeds and nutsStep 2: Bake the granola
Step 3: Add the raisins and enjoy!

Sunny Millet Granola (makes approx. 5 lbs)
3 lbs old-fashioned rolled oats
1 lb uncooked millet
2 cups sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
2 cups flame or golden raisins
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup molasses or agave nectar
2 Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs nutmeg
1 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Spread sunflower seeds and almonds in a single layer on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned and you can smell the nuts. Set aside to cool.
While the nuts cool, mix together the oats, millet, applesauce, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add in the cooled nuts, and stir well to coat all the ingredients with the molasses and applesauce. Pour the mixture into two baking dishes, distributed evenly, and bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Stir in the raisins. Transfer granola to an airtight container. This will keep for several weeks if well-sealed!

Now go get cooking!!


veggievixen said...

woah, 3 pounds of oats? holy crap girl. this granola looks awesome though. have been wanting to make my own because every brand i see has like 20 grams of sugar. gross.

I ♥ puggies said...

I am all for DIY in the kitchen! I haven't bought a loaf of bread in over 3 years. I love granola, I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

Bianca said...

I've been bookmarking people's homemade granola recipes to use soon. I really wanna start making my own. I've never tried but it looks so delicious. Way better than the store-bought kind.

nora said...

yummmm! that granola looks great! i love oil-free granola recipes.

thanks for your comment, sorry it took me so long to get back to you! i agree that even veg media and even veg*ns themselves sometimes reinforce societal biases, usually accidentally, but it can do the same damage nonetheless. :(

i'm adding you to my blogroll!