Friday, February 27, 2009

An Old Recipe...

Here's a recipe that most people will love. Sorry, but it isn't low in calories. There's just not much of a way to do that. It's been so long since I've made it (around 30 years) that I don't remember how much it actually makes. So what I've done is list the nutritional value for the TOTAL recipe. So when you see the nutritional values please don't faint away.

Homemade Granola

6 cups Rolled Oats
2 cups slivered Almonds
1.5 cups Sunflower Nuts
1 cup Sesame Seeds
1 cup coconut
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

Mix remaining ingredients with the warm ingredients.

Spread out on cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cool and scrape off.

For TOTAL recipe:
Calories 8,892
Total Fat 554 g
Saturated Fat 96 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 212 g
Monounsaturated Fat 238 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 176 mg
Potassium 10,558 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1,177 g
Dietary Fiber 219 g
Sugars 155 g
Protein 227 g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin B-6 402%
Vitamin C 10.3%
Vitamin E 723%
Calcium 560%
Folate 451%
Iron 758%
Magnesium 1,042%
niacin 281%
Phosphorus 1,,62%
Selenium 408%
Thiamine 899%
Zinc 661%

Now, if you add up all the cups and half cups of the ingredients and divided it out to be 1/2 cup servings it would be approximately 312 calories for that half cup. But you'd actually have to make it and see for yourselves. That is if you want to try it at all. I haven't made it since my girls were little but we all LOVED it and it's packed full of vitamins.


Tena said...

yummmm! I love granola! It sure packs a punch caloriewise though, huh? (it takes a little more than a few calories to make me faint unfortunately! lol)

VeeGettingHealthy said...

I've been wanting to try making granola for a while. Have all the ingredients - would leave out the wheat as I'm gluten-free. Yum! Vee at

MaryFran said...

My husband loves granola! I'll be trying this one asap for him! I'd rather him eat something a little higher cal..but laden with nutrients versus some of the stuff that you get in the store!

Cammy said...

Sounds yummy! I usually mix about a 1/4 cup of granola with yogurt, which makes the cals not so high. Thanks!

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