Homemade Granola—Don’t Forget the Wheat Germ!
If you’ve never attempted making your own granola, now is the time. While your favorite store-bought brand surely hits the spot, homemade granola adds a freshness that’s hard for the boxes to beat.
Creating your own granola means keeping preservatives and any unwanted food items out, and great additions like Kretschmer Wheat Germ in. One of the best reasons to make your own granola? It’s fun!
As part of our Granolapalooza! we created our own recipe for Homemade Granola with Wheat Germ. It’s quick and easy, and offers the building blocks of any great homemade granola: oats, nuts, dried fruit and a binding agent (in our case, canola oil and maple syrup). Once you try our combination, experiment with your own version. Here are some ingredient ideas to get you started:
Raw or toasted pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds
Dried, unsweetened coconut flakes
Dried apricots, figs, cranberries
We’re not the only ones to add a healthy dose of wheat germ to granola. Martha Stewart offers another version, as does Epicurious. Weight Watchers provides a lower-fat recipe, while our own Health and Wellness Advisory Team member Liz Della Croce adds wheat germ and chocolate for an incredibly tasty and healthy Chocolate Granola with Walnuts and Wheat Germ.
As you can see, the possibilities are nearly endless for creating delicious homemade granola. We want to see and hear about your test kitchen versions on Pinterest and Twitter—don’t forget to use hashtag #granolapalooza.