Grab a bowl…

...but forget about that sugary/hydrogenated crap from a box! Welcome to grawnola. The stuff thats good for you!

A client wanted a huge batch of granola, so it was the perfect time to take care of that when I made the cookies the other day. Cranberry Maple is by far the best grawnola recipe I've come across, from Raw Food Real World. I've made it a bunch of times, sometimes using goji berries in place of cranberries, and switching walnuts for the pecans.

It is full of ingredients like:

apple
maple syrup
dates
lemon
orange
vanilla
cinnamon
sea salt
sunflower seeds
pecans
almonds
pumpkin seeds
cranberries

Mmmm, the batter it itself is wonderful, and I've not yet tried but I know this recipe would be great shaped into breakfast cookies. Great for a person on the run. This took my biggest mixing bowl, and I still found it a challenge to mix...I ended up with a few bowls on the go!

After many hours in the dehydrator (flipping and breaking it up along the way), it was fini! And oh man, the aroma when that stuff is "baking"! Let me tell you, it permeates the whole house with a nutty/cinnamony/orangey smell.

I've always loved granola but was never a breakfast person, so this is a nice occasional dinner treat for me. Topped with almond milk and blueberries...Mmmm.

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10 Comments
  1. February 6, 2008 at 23:15
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    It looks amazing! My husband would loveeeee that for breakfast, gotta star looking for recipes!! Thaks for posting!

  2. February 7, 2008 at 03:43
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    looks just like the breakfast I have every morning, with almond-milk!! yum!!

  3. Anonymous
    February 7, 2008 at 12:24
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    Seriously, is there anything that you make that isn't instantly turned into absolute perfection? I mean come on. We need to clone you. Serious, we need to clone you and have your clones set up restaurants all over the world. ;)<br /><br />Take care, Sam yardsnacker.com

  4. February 7, 2008 at 17:33
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    Hmmm...<br />I tried to make rawnola once but used cherries and it come out bitter. I think also, that it was too thick and was gummy... Try, try again, I suppose!<br />Your looks excellent!

  5. February 7, 2008 at 18:21
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    Thanks Everyone!!!<br /><br />Linda - yes, there are heaps of recipes out there. I've tried a few of them, this being the best. <br /><br />Veggie - what kind do you have every morning?<br /><br />Sam - hehe...that is halarious - the clone idea. Im an only child and my mom always says she wants to clone me too, lol. Thanks for the compliments - you are always so kind that way. <br /><br />Nifty - yup, sometimes it takes a few tries to get it just right. :) Keep on truckin!

  6. February 10, 2008 at 13:08
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    Yum. I love RFRW granola. I haven't made it in a long time. I might have to do it again soon after reading this post.

  7. February 15, 2008 at 06:57
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    Wow, looks so yummy could you please tel me how long you dehydrated it for each side & what temp?<br /><br />Love & light<br /><br />Ju

  8. February 22, 2008 at 21:32
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    Julie - I dehydrated the grawnola at 115F for about 8 hours on the teflex, then flipped it onto the mesh and dehydrated another few hours. Then broke it apart to create large pieces and continued drying about another 10-12 hours. Are you going to make it?

  9. January 15, 2009 at 08:40
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    Can you please post the recipe to this? It looks delicious!

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