Granola - can molasses be substituted for honey?
I want to make granola tonight... somehow seem to be out of honey. Can I substitute molasses as a coating with the oats? (I also have dark corn syrup, too, come to think of it).
ps- I'm using the recipe from Gourmet for the granola. Any other recipes I should try?
i would not do that if i were you, either the corn syrup or the molasses. maple syrup, if you have? white sugar will not work either. really, i think you will be sorry if you do that substitution.
i make granola out of my head, no recipe. some things i include when the spirit strikes me:
coconut, wheat germ, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, any nuts (almonds are best IMHO), any dried fruit (after baking of course), ginger, cinnamon, flax seeds.
Do you like the taste of molasses as much as honey? Color? The honey provides some liquid and a lot of sweetening, without much color.
There are not fixed requirements for granola. The simple home made version that I grewup with consisted of just butter, sugar, and oats - cooked in a skillet until the oats started to toast.
If the recipe also has brown sugar, there is some molasses there. You could also make a simple sugar syrup, or a syrup seasoned to taste with some molasses.