Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola- Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat

Homemade Granola- A Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat

Valentine’s Day shares the month of February with American Heart Awareness Month.  Although chocolate would be divine this Valentine’s Day, what tasty treat could we give that combines aesthetic sweetness with being heart-healthy?

How about something containing heart-healthy ingredients like flaxseed, almonds and cinnamon?  Something like, let’s say- homemade granola!  I’ll call this recipe, “I Heart Homemade Granola”, and instead of giving candy for Valentine treats this year, I’m giving a little “heart” instead.

Homemade Granola

 

I Heart Homemade Granola Recipe

Ingredients:

Homemade granola ingredients

I Heart Homemade Granola Ingredients

  1. 5 cups rolled oats
  2. 1/2 cup flaxseed
  3. 2 cups sliced almonds
  4. 1 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  6. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  9. 1 cup honey
  10. 1/2 cup apple juice
  11. 2 cups dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. mix together oats, flaxseed, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  2. in another bowl mix together oil, honey and apple juice
  3. pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  5. spread mixture out onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  6. bake for 40 minutes
  7. add cranberries and let cool

mix together dry and wet ingredients

bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes

Homemade Granola Heart-Healthy Valentine's Day Treat

my supplies: heart papercraft from Reflection, scrapbook paper, ribbon all from Michaels

 

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8 Responses to Homemade Granola- Heart-Healthy Valentine Treat

  1. Wendys Hat February 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Homemade granola is my favorite! Thanks for this delicious sounding recipe! Happy Valentines Day to you!

  2. daria February 11, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Gorgeous photos!

  3. Marie February 11, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    Sounds yummy! Need to go buy some ingredients.

  4. Tina "The Book Lady" February 12, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    What a yummy gift idea! I’ve pinned it to my boards!

  5. Mary Beth Elderton February 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    This is so close to a wonderful snack that my daughter-in-law makes–my grands call it “Almonds and Cranberries.” She also adds some organic coconut to hers.

  6. RockStarMomLV February 18, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Adorable as usual!! I need that heart stamper thingie!

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  1. 4 Ways to Show Your Family Love on Valentine's Day | Toni Spilsbury - January 31, 2013

    […] is another way I show my love for them.  Whether it’s a homemade treat like my Heart-Healthy Granola, or simple homemade cards, my home becomes “Valentine’s Central” every February […]

  2. 4 Ways to Show Your Family Love on Valentine's Day | Toni Spilsbury - January 31, 2013

    […] is another way I show my love for them.  Whether it’s a homemade treat like my Heart-Healthy Granola, or simple homemade cards, my home becomes “Valentine’s Central” every February […]

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