What happened to my granola???
I have been on a yogurt and granola for breakfast kick for the past 6 months or so and have been making my own granola. I made my usual batch of granola on Sat, which was a DISGUSTING day here in CT, hazy, hot, humid, blech. Well, my granola suffered for it.
I took it out of the oven and it looked fabbo, toasty, tasty, perfection. I put it out on the counter to cool and it just started to, well, wilt. After letting it cool, I loaded it into a zip lock bag and there it sits, kind of a sad little granola. It tastes fine, it just has no crunch, kind of like corn flakes left in the milk for too long.
So my question(s) to you are:
Can it be fixed? If I toss it in the oven, can I crunch it up again?
Should I just give up on granola until Sept?
Thanks for any solutions/ideas.
Well, obviously the humidity got to.
Spread them out on a baking sheet and pop them in a preheated oven at about 225F. And let it sit there fore about 20 minutes or so. Then turn off your oven and let it cool INSIDE the oven. This should do it.
Alternatively, you could "stir-fry" or toast your granola. Just toss in your soggy granola in a pan and give it a couple of good whirls in the pan on medium high heat. This should work as well, and maybe quicker than the oven approach and better if you don't want to heat up your house in the NE heatwave.
When you make a new batch. Reduce the cooking time and/or temp and allow the granola to cool inside the oven until it comes to room temp before packaging it and putting it in the fridge.