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Jill’s Microwave Granola

Healthy Quarantine Cooking Week 4
Guest Chef Jill Wright

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Flashback to week 4 of our Healthy Quarantine Cooking series! Let’s talk granola! Friends, a healthier, yummier, easy snack does not exist! Topper for yogurt, healthy fruit crisps, or solo with milk, this crunchtastic fiber filled treat will you have you running back for more breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desert! Sweet, nutty, or plain this hearty hearty helper snack is one you are sure to love! Thank you, Jill, for sharing this fantastic recipe with us!! 

Ingredients

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons Honey 

3 Cups whole oats 

1/2 Cup unsalted sunflower seeds 

1/2 Cup chopped pecans 

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 

1 Cup raisins 

Instructions

Measure out all your ingredients to prep for success! 

Place butter and honey into a small microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove bowl & stir until smooth. 

Tip: Use real butter, margarine just doesn’t have the same effect (trust us, Aunt Susan said so!) 

In a separate, large microwave safe bowl dump in oats, seeds, nuts, and cinnamon. 

Tip: Use rolled oats for a more dense, hearty granola. Use quick oats for a thinner, more granulated granola.

Pour the honey butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir well until all dry ingredients are fully coated. 

Tip: Get creative with your dry ingredients! Try different seeds and nuts for different tastes and textures! 

Cook mixture in microwave for 4 minutes on high heat, stirring the mixture every 30 seconds. 

Tip: Stirring the mixture every 30 seconds ensures all the heat is evenly distributed and your granola cooks perfectly! 

Once your mixture has reached a nice golden brown hue (may take more than 4 minutes depending on your microwave), spread mixture evenly on a cookie sheet to cool & dry. 

Tip: Placing your mixture on the cookie sheet allows your granola to cool faster…so you can eat it sooner 🙂 

Once the mixture is completely cooled you may add in your raisins or any other dried fruit! 

Tip: Try adding different dried fruits or shredded coconut for some exciting flavor combos! Craisins were a big hit!

Helpful Hint: Want to make your granola the old fashioned way? Follow steps 1 through 3, then spread your mixture onto a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven on 350 for 15 minutes (or until golden brown) and stir every 4-5 minutes! 

Have you made this recipe? Share your experience! Tag @DownSyndromeofLouisville and use the #QuarantineCooking so we can check out your snacking twists!

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