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Mango Agave Granola

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Do you ever have one of those weeks,  I don’t know how to explain it,  just a weird week.   The week was a blur of lost items, confusion in dates and emotional roller coaster.   The family felt my unbalance.  They quickly swooped in, to make fun of me, yes they took any opportunity to crack a  joke.  I have to admit it really helped, laughing at yourself  somehow cleanses your attitude.   Thankfully today is Friday, I am so over this week.   Shall we cleanse together over a bowl of granola and share a laugh?  Funny thing is, I can really woof down granola.  I have admired this nutty concoction since my teenage years.   Only I could turn a healthy snack or light breakfast with yogurt into a addiction.  I blame it on my weird week, let’s leave it at that.   Have a great weekend,  try laughing at yourself,  trust me it feels pretty darn good.  I send you Big Texas Hugs! Sweet Life!  

 

A granola loaded with sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal, wheat germ and flax seeds.   Sweeten with clover honey,  agave, brown sugar and baked.  A sprinkle of dried chopped mango finishes off this crunchy treat.  Serve with yogurt or store in an airtight container.      

Homemade Mango Agave Granola

Bobby Flay

Cooking Channel

Brunch @ Bobby’s

serves 4

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup agave syrup

1/4 cup clover honey

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)

3/4 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup wheat germ

2 tablespoons ground flax seed

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup diced dried sweetened mango

1 pint 2-percent Greek yogurt

Honey drizzle, for garnish

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 1/2-sheet pan with parchment paper or silpat.

Mix together the oil, agave syrup, honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth. Combine the oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, wheat germ, flax seed, and salt in a large bowl. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well to combine making sure everything is evenly coated. Spread the mixture evenly onto the prepared sheet pan and bake in the oven, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. While still warm, break into clumps. Add the dried fruit after it has cooled. Serve the yogurt in bowls and top with some of the granola and a drizzle of honey. Store the leftover granola in an airtight container in a cool place.

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24 Responses to Mango Agave Granola

  1. Wow, I love homemade granola and I thought I had the perfect recipe. Now I am not so sure. Yours looks amazing.

  2. I laugh at myself all the time :)

    I’ve never put mango in my granola, but it sounds great… just beware of agave syrup. I know it’s marketed as a natural alternative to sugar, but I’ve read that it actually contains more fructose than HFCS… I think it was around 80%.

  3. Wow…that’s a lot of tasty goodness in granola. Interesting, how I’ve never given this type of recipe a try yet…hmm.

    Crazy…weird week…ohhh, I’m glad I’m not alone in the same sentiment ;o)

    Looking forward to more great days than awkward wordless ones ;)

    Ciao bella,
    Claudia

  4. Love granola and these flavors sound so good :)

  5. I love homemade granola. love the addition of the tropical mango, makes me dream of sunny days.

    Thanks for sharing, hope you’re having a better week

  6. There is NOTHING I’d rather eat for breakfast! Quick, healthful, …not eggs. I get so tired of eggs.

  7. Hey chica! Love me some mangoes – dried is gorgeous as the flavours are intensified! You could get me addicted to granola to, with this amazing recipe!

    Glad your weird week …… was only a week LOL

  8. You had me at “mango”. ;-)

  9. When we were living in New York City I was frustrated by the price of granola. So expensive. Too bad I didn’t have this recipe back then…

  10. Sounds great for breakfast!

  11. Oh wow, what a great combination for granola!

  12. I find that when I’m in a slump, just shaking it off and laughing at myself definitely works wonders. Laughing in general – best cure for anything.

    This granola sounds wonderful! Mango is one of my most favorite fruits. I would love to mix this into my cereal!

  13. I’m sending you a big hug and a wish for lots of laughter and happiness tomorrow! I had a weird week too…maybe something in the air? This granola looks just about perfect. I’ve never thought to add dried mango to my mix, and I don’t know why! Thank you so much for sharing. May your Sunday burst forth with joy and love.

  14. That’s a real nutritious mix. I love the dried mangoes there.

  15. Your granola is packed with healthy deliciousness! I can plow through some granola too – it’s addicting. Hope you have a great weekend – better than your week!

  16. Mmm, mango… I tropical departure from the norm! This granola sounds wonderful, a nice treat for breakfast or snack.

  17. That looks a very healthy, crisp and delicious granola!

  18. Omg, I can totally relate – I had a week exactly like this :) glad it’s the weekend – hope you have a good one! Love this granola, so yummy with mango!

  19. Hey Bonnie! I’ve had a week like that too, as I’m sure you know. It’s easy to get a bit misty, and it’s okay too-perfectly natural. This granola looks perfect by the way. I’m totally going to buy some dry mango, so that I can make my granola this way. It looks really delicious.
    Hope you have some on some cold vanilla ice cream with a hot cup of tea while being very relaxed and present in the moment of enjoyment. That sounds like a good start to our non-misty weekend, no;-)?!
    p.s. thanks for your sweet comment, Bonnie. You know I appreciate it.
    XOXO

  20. wow, can use this in so many recipes…. hope your weekend is perfect, full of fun and laughter…

  21. It’s Friday – whew! This granola looks like a perfect snack any time of day.

  22. I love homemade granola….fresh and delicious.

  23. Now this looks healthy! I have been making my own since the 70′s (compare recipes – it would be posted in the recipe index under breakfast foods – or just do the search for “granola”) . I put in almost everything you do… I am very careful to add little honey and oil – but it needs a good base. I love that my oven goes to 170 F so I can almost dry it instead of bake it. Then, with homemade yogurt – YUMMMM…. and on my bad girl days, with vanilla ice cream!
    :)
    Valerie

  24. Healthy and addictive!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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