Friday, February 27, 2009

Homemade Granola

Here's a recipe that most people will love. Sorry, but it isn't low in calories. There's just not much of a way to do that. It's been so long since I've made it (around 30 years) that I don't remember how much it actually makes. So what I've done is list the nutritional value for the TOTAL recipe. So when you see the nutritional values please don't faint away.

Homemade Granola
6 cups Rolled Oats
2 cups slivered Almonds
1.5 cups Sunflower Nuts
1 cup Sesame Seeds
1 cup coconut
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup brown sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.

Mix remaining ingredients with the warm ingredients.

Spread out on cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cool and scrape off.

For TOTAL recipe:
Calories 8,892
Total Fat 554 g
Saturated Fat 96 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 212 g
Monounsaturated Fat 238 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 176 mg
Potassium 10,558 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1,177 g
Dietary Fiber 219 g
Sugars 155 g
Protein 227 g
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin B-6 402%
Vitamin C 10.3%
Vitamin E 723%
Calcium 560%
Folate 451%
Iron 758%
Magnesium 1,042%
niacin 281%
Phosphorus 1,62%
Selenium 408%
Thiamine 899%
Zinc 661%

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dinah Shore's Rice Pudding...

Simmer (covered) for ~7 minutes or until dry:

1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup dry rice

Add and simmer (covered) for 1 hour:

4 Cups Milk
4 TBSP Butter

Beat and add in slowly:

1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Whole Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Stir and continue cooking until thick. Place in individual containers or one large dish and refrigerate.

The recipe above is the one that was published in a local newspaper many, many,many moons ago. Below I will give you the nutritional information on this one and the one I made with the substitutes. My substitutes were using soy milk instead of whole milk, egg beaters instead real eggs, Land O Lakes Light Butter with Canola Oil and Splenda instead of sugar. The nutritional values are for 1/2 cup serving.

Calories 134.7
Total Fat 7.2
Saturated Fat 4.1
Poly. Fat 0.3
Mono. Fat 1.4
Cholesterol 64.6
Sodium 78.6
Potassium 17.7
Carbs 13.3
Fiber 0.0
Sugar 11.1
Protien 4.1

Calories 50.2
Total Fat 1.8
Saturated Fat 0.5
Poly. Fat 0.2
Mono. Fat 0.6
Cholesterol 1.3
Sodium 85.8
Potassium 50.3
Carbs 5.7
Fiber 0.3
Sugar 2.0
Protien 3.4