I tried a granola recipe – one super healthy and one “snack”. This one turned out to cost a bit more than I would like and I ended up burning it (much harder to cook). Either way, here is the recipe. It tastes great!
1/3 cup honey ($1.06)
¼ cup maple syrup ($1.17)
1/3 cup canola oil ($0.16)
2 Tbs water (free)
½ tsp vanilla extract ($0.05)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon ($0.01)
4 cups rolled oats ($1.58)
¼ cup sesame seed ($0.42)
½ cup sunflower seed ($0.42)
¾ cup nuts (I left this out for now, but will probably add it in next time)
¾ cup unsweetened coconut (I left this out, not a coconut fan)
1 cup dried fruit (I used a blend of blueberries, cherries, cranberries, and plums) ($1.75)
Add the dry ingredients together (except for the dried fruit) and mix the other ingredients in a separate bowl. Coat the dry mixture evenly and spread on a covered cookie pan. Bake 10-25 minutes at 350. Watch closely! It should be a light brown. Add the dry fruit.
A serving size is 1/2 cup and the % daily values are for an adult.
143 fat calories
14% Vitamin E
3% Vitamin B6
6% Pantothenic acid
1% Vitamin A
This costs $0.51/serving to make.