Homemade granola for snaking in my cube at work
Thinking about making homemade granola (oats, molasses/maple syrup, etc).
Any very easy recipes out there?
My favorite granola ( I sometimes add cinnamon or grated orange peel)
• 3 cups rolled oats
• 1 cup Chopped pecans
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
• 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup ( I use agave syrup)
• 1/4 cup melted butter or oil
• 3/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup raisins/craisins/dried cherries - whatever
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, melted butter/oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add fruit and mix until evenly distributed
This is my Mom's recipe:
1 lb butter
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups honey
½ tsp salt
2 lb rolled oats
½ cups sesame seeds
1 cups chopped nuts
2 cups grape nuts
1 lb coconut
1 cups sunflower seeds
Melt butter. Add vanilla and honey. Mix ingredients. Spread on cookie sheets and bake at 350F until golden brown.
More details here: http://indirectheat.blogspot.com/2011...
It's very easy to make. I also add wheat germ. Use the stuff you like, go beyond the basics. I use almonds. One can also use coconut flakes, if you don't want to use the sweetened stuff. You can also add flax seeds, just about anything. That's a good recipe to start with (eimac), look at the proportions and adjust your ingredients to taste.