Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kefir Soaked Granola

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This Soaked Granola recipe was on Pinterest so I thought I would try it. Before I put anything on my blog, I like to try it and make sure it is yummy. This was yummy! I did make a few changes to it. Soaking grains makes them easier to digest and better for you. Cooking it at such a low temperature makes it healthier also.

Put into a large bowl ~

8 cups rolled oats
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 1/2 cup kefir or yogurt

Stir well. Put a towel over it and let it sit for 24 hours.

Heat in a small pan on low just until warm ~

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup unsweetened coconut

Mix everything together along with ~

2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dates pieces
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts

Spread on two large cookie sheets and bake at 170 degrees for as long as you want. I baked them for 4 hours and the granola was chewy. If you want it crispy, you will have to bake it for a lot longer. I eat my granola with fruit and kefir for a healthy breakfast. Now my granola will even be healthier!

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