Smoothie & Granola

CHILDREN’S RECIPE: Banana, Chocolate Chip Smoothie

2 ea Banana
¼ Cup Chocolate Chips
3 tbsp. Plain Yogurt
½ pint Milk
1 Cup Ice

Method of Preparation:
Blend all the ingredients in the bar blender until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass.

FAMILY RECIPE: Maine Wild Blueberry & Banana Granola

4 cups unsweetened bran flakes
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups sliced, unsalted almonds
1 cup Banana Puree
2 cups frozen wild Maine blueberries
½ cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Method of Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 200F.

In a very large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Transfer the mixture to two baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, stir the granola and open the oven door by about 6 inches to allow steam to escape and the granola to dry. Continue baking with the door ajar for 1 hour more, stirring every 20 minutes to ensure even baking. The granola is done when it is no longer damp but slightly chewy.

Remove the granola from the oven and cool on the baking sheets. It will continue to dry as it cools. Transfer to an airtight container, where it can be stored at room temperature for up to 10 days.