Awesome Granola Goodness
(makes about 21 pieces)
2 large bananas
2 tbsp spoonfuls of sunbutter (could use peanut butter)
2 tbsp earth balance spread
~¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup steel cut oats
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup flax seed meal
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup dried apricots, cut into small pieces
~¼ cup agave nectar
½ cup sliced almonds, unsalted (can be toasted)
½ cup walnut pieces, unsalted
½ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Parchment paper a square casserole dish, grease the sides.
In a bowl, toss the oats and nuts together. Transfer to the casserole dish and toast for 10 minutes.
Over low heat, toast the flax seed meal in a dry pan for about 1 minute. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the apricots and raisins to that mix.
In a soup pan, heat earth balance, sunbutter, honey, agave nectar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon over high heat, until it has all melted together become bubbly. Turn heat back to low.
Take out the toasted oat/nut mix and transfer to the flax seed/fruit bowl. Pour the butter/sugar liquid into the mixing bowl.
Set the oven to 300 F.
Stir until the mixture is well combined. Mash two bananas and stir until the whole mixture is thick and firm.
Pour the mix into the lined casserole dish.
Put the casserole dish back into the oven for about 35 minutes.