Monday, April 27, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays - Granola Cookies

This week we baked granola cookies, made with homemade cherry almond granola. Yum! I love granola, especially homemade. The cookies were delicious, a bit spicy from the cinnamon, and nice and chewy. I decided to make my cookies in bar form as opposed to individual cookies in an effort to save time. Wendy at Pinkstripes made hers this way also.

You can find the recipe for the cookies at Jessica's blog -"A Singleton in the Kitchen".

Here is the recipe for the Cherry Almond Granola, from the Sweet Melissa Baking Book.
5 cups of rolled oats
3 cups rye flakes
1 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
1 cup roasted shelled pumpkin seeds
1 cup whole natural almonds
1/2 cup dey milk powder
1/2 cup canola or veg oil
3/4 cup clover honey
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup dried currants
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup golden raisins

Preheat oven to 250F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or foil.

In a very large bowl, combine the oats, rye flakes, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, almonds, and dry milk powder.

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the oil, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger and bring to a simmer, 3-4 minutes.

Pour thr hot mixture over the oat mixture, and mix well to combine.

Divide the granola equally between the prepared cookie sheets, spreading it evenly into a single layer. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes, until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Break up the granola into a bowl. Add the fruit and mix thoroughly.

Store in an airtight container.


  1. I love the bar idea! Looks great!

  2. Both the cookies and granola look great. I like the idea of making them in bar form.

  3. Those granola cookies look delicious, Yum. Something that I would rather take to work as my breakfast treat, instead of the healthy banana option.

  4. YUM! Both the cookies and the granola look yummy. Well, I know they are yummy.

  5. The bar idea is actually from pinkstripes!

    Thank you Christine and Margot!

  6. Wendy- Thanks! I did such a bad job photographing them. I usually take photos in the middle of the night so the lighting is not good at all.

  7. Love the bar cookies, I loved these - ate two tonight!

  8. Thank you Mermaid! We love them too.