Homemade Flax Seed Granola with Milk + Honey is comfort food at its finest, yet packs powerful nutritional value. The perfect way start your day or an afternoon (midnight) snack.
There is nothing like fresh, warm, homemade granola. The smell permeates your house and warms the soul. Those first couple bites, stolen as that first pan comes out of the oven, is a simple pleasure like none other. This is a classic, comfort food go-to that is not only good for you, but the sweet and savory taste is unforgettable.
I have no idea how many memories I have of my mom making this homemade granola for me. I can literally picture it coming out of the oven and grabbing handfuls of it. To me, the smell and taste of this granola is an extension of a mom-hug. Sometimes you just need homemade granola. Sometimes you just need your mom. And sometimes you are lucky enough to have both at the same time. That was me this past week – I was sick …. and tired…. and struggling at life. Swooosh. She swooped in and breathed life back into me, with homemade granola and lots of love.
This granola is lovely, a reflection of the love that goes into making it and the joy that is felt in eating it. It is crunchy (duh, it is granola), sweet, nutty, and has the most wonderful hints of cinnamon….. pour some of your favorite almond milk (or whatever kind of milk you want), drizzle some honey and you will be in for the night. Nope, you don’t need much else in your life. This bowl of healthy goodness is all you need.
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ¾ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup soy flour or powder
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- 1 cup brown sugar mixed with ½ cup water
- ½ cup oil
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine dry ingredients together.
- Add oil and brown sugar mixture.
- Mix well.
- Spread evenly on two cookie sheets.
- Toast for approximately 20 minutes; watch carefully and mix often.
- Serve with milk and drizzle with honey.
- Store in fridge.