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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 4/3/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
here is my home made granola recipe in case any of you are interested. i had a craving the other day for granola (hadnt had it in about a year) and i noticed all the brands at the store and even in the bulk section had ingredients i just dont want in my granola. so i made my own. i'm still tweaking the recipe but this is the basic one i came up with playing in my kitchen. i love it. others i've let try it say it is some of the best they've ever had and are blown away when they hear i made it. make it yourself and you be the judge...



Ingredients:
3 cups organic rolled oats
½ cup coarsely chopped organic raw walnuts
1/3 cup organic shredded coconut
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
½ cup raw honey honey
¼ cup organic butter
2 cups mixed organic dried fruit

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, stir together first five ingredients. Mix in next three ingredients (melt butter and honey first on stovetop using low heat). Spread evenly onto a cookie sheet (may need to use parchment paper). Cook for 20 minutes. Let cool on stove top. Once cool, transfer to large bowl and mix in dried fruit. Store granola in airtight container.

Variations:
Substitute coconut oil for butter
Substitute maple syrup or agave nectar for honey
Add different nuts and seeds


to make it clumpier add more butter or sweetener.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


patientspiders
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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds tasty! Thanks for the sharing the recipe.
I can pronounce every single ingredient.
Excellent!
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered. :-)

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."

~Marianne Williamson


pb4
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   Posted 4/3/2008 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
This recipe is one I'm definitely going to try, thanks so much for posting it crazyharry!!!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Sarita
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   Posted 4/4/2008 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that sounds delicious, and I even have all the ingredients! Bonus! Thanks harry!
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 4/4/2008 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on the low fibre low residue diet & can't eat most of this... How are you all able to eat oats & granola & coconut & nuts & seeds?
Live for today, for tomorrow you might just get hit by a semi.


pb4
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Total Posts : 17880
   Posted 4/4/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It's great fibre and since my GI told me to take fibre supplements daily I've been able to tolerate eating fibreous foods without getting gassy and bloated...

Every IBDer needs fibre to some degree, even if it's low fibre, the problem some CDers have with too much fibre or even certain kinds of fibre is usually if they have a stricture/narrowing due to inflammation then it's advised to be careful with what kind of fibre you're taking in because having a stricture/narrowing can cause un-necessary pain and can cause a possible blockage.

I always drink a ton of water and I don't nor have I had stricuring/narrowing issues...so I'm able to eat plenty of fibre as well as the variety of it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14994
   Posted 4/4/2008 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah sounds good, but I couldn't eat it either without big problems.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


CrazyHarry
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/4/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i only eat this in small quantities since i try to limit my grain intake. the recipe in the quantities i posted will last me like 2 weeks. oats do have gluten, but not much. i seem to tolerate it so far without any problems.

glad to hear you all like it. now just wait until you actually eat it!!!!
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Roni
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 2480
   Posted 4/4/2008 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The only way I seem to tolerate oats is if they've been soaked overnight. That'd end up being some really soggy granola bars for me... lol

yogaprof
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   Posted 4/5/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
now that I am off gluten I can eat fiber again, but have to wait for Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats to get to my town. the granola sounds wonderful!
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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