Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Granola People

There really isn't a set in stone recipe for granola. I've posted a recipe for granola before.  But I've updated it to make it even better.  This is something you really should be making at home.  Because it is super expensive to buy and you'll only get a fraction of the nuts. You just need to start with at least 8 cups of your favorite oats, seeds and nuts. But here is what I use.

4 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups pecans
1 cup walnuts
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
4 tbsp ground flax seed
4 tbsp toasted wheat germ

Mix these dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Then heat the following in a medium sized pan to boiling.

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Add heated sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and spread 1/2 of granola on each pan.

Bake for around 20 minutes at 350.  Or until brown.  It helps to used a sided jelly roll pan and to mix the granola up while baking.  (to ensure it browns evenly)

When cool you can add your favorite fruit mixture. (This new recipe is so good I don't add dried fruit anymore)  I store the granola in large ziploc bags. And I freeze the 2nd bag. Enjoy


DJan said...

I haven't eaten granola in years (since I was in Birkenstocks). But it sure does look good they way you make it, Sharon!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Mom LOVES this ... she enjoys granola sooooo much. Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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Wanda..... said...

I eat Greek yogurt sprinkled with muesli almost everyday. I will definitely make some granola using your recipe, Sharon.

Anne said...

I usually buy granola, but I will be making granola instead using your recipe.

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you,, thank you for sharing this recipe.
my mommy loves it

Serline said...

This looks healthy and delicious. A great snack for me to munch siting in front of my computer.:)