Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Ok Ok Marina here is the granola bar recipe you have been requesting (for months)! I have also included my most requested recipe for Energy Balls, my Breakfast Granola (you will never buy granola again) and a new Muselix recipe (that I have not tried yet) from Krista...enjoy!

Sarah’s ‘Open House’ Chewy Flax Lemon Granola Bars
350 degrees--9" pan parchment & greased

2 cups 7-grain cereal or oats
½ cup raisins
½ cup apricots chopped
½ cup almonds
¼ cup flax seeds
¼ cup poppy seeds
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or whole grain rice flour)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ tea salt

½ cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar *optional
1 egg
1 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs lemon rind

1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
2. Mix all wet together.
3. Combine dry and wet thoroughly
Press into prepared pan.
Bake 18-20 minutes
Cool completely and cut into squares.

Energy Balls
½ C chocolate chips or carob
½ C dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, etc)
½ C oatmeal
½ C peanut butter or other nut butter
½ C nuts and seeds
1tbs honey or maple syrup
Mix all ingredients together and lightly pulse in a food processor then roll into balls. Roll in wheat germ or drizzle with melted chocolate. Store in the freeze until ready to eat.

Sarahs (You will never buy granola again) Granola
350 degree oven- parchment or foil lined cookie sheet
4 cups large flake rolled oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup flax meal ground
1 1/2 cups nuts and seeds (slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds)
1/4 cup veg oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup fruit juice or water
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup dried fruit (raisins, apricots)
Toss the oats, grains, nuts and seeds together. Heat the oil, honey, juice and cinnamon and pour over the oat mix. Mix and spread on baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes then stir and check every 5 minutes until you like the colour- watch it like a hawk so you don't burn your oats. Let cool then stir in dried fruit.

Kristas Morning Muselix
2 cups oats
juice of 2 lemons
2 granny smith (or whatever you like) apples
2 cups non-fat plain yogurt
1/3 or 1/2 a cup of honey (to the level of sweetness you like)
1/2 cup of various dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, etc)fresh fruit on top
1/3 cup roasted hazelnuts (20 minutes at 300 F will roast them)
The night before:mix together the oats, the lemon juice and 1/2 c of water
In the morning grate the apples (with skin) and add them as wel as dried fruit.
Sprinkle some fresh fruit and the hazel nuts on top and enjoy.

Stay tuned for the ELM cookbook!

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