Chef’s Corner: VVR Granola

The VVR Granola is one of my favorites.  Mixed with some fresh berries and yogurt….what a great way to start the day!  Ben might disagree with me and opt for bacon, potatoes, and eggs, but if you’re looking for a little bit of a lighter breakfast–give this one a try!

Makes about 6 cups

Ingredients:

5 cups rolled oats

1 ½ cups nuts (your favorite!)

¾ cups egg whites

6 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup

¼ cup wheat germ

¼ cup flax seed

1 Tablespoon vanilla

1 ½ teaspoon salt

2 cups dried fruit (we use blueberries)

 

Method:

  1. Combine egg whites, sweetener, wheat germ, flax seed, vanilla and salt in a large bowl and whip until frothy. Add the oats and nuts and combine until well coated. Spread onto a sheet pan and bake at 325 degrees F. for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. After cooled, stir in dried fruit.
  4. Can keep up to two weeks in an air tight container.
  5. Enjoy!!!!