Saturday, January 30, 2010


I can't really imagine making dinner again any time soon -- it's been a while -- but baking still appeals. I was reading katie did the other day and saw her recipe for granola; I've never made granola so I gave it a try. Here's the recipe (with a few variations):


-in a big bowl combine:
5 c oats
1 c wheat germ
1 c whole wheat flour (more flour makes the granola softer)
1 c coconut
2 c nuts (I am not a big fan of seeds in my granola, so I used a mixture of chopped pecans, sliced almonds, and pine nuts -- pistachios would also be great -- but if you love seeds, add them here)

-in a separate bowl, mix
2 T vanilla
1/4 c water
1 c honey (you could definitely use 1 1/2-2 cups for sweeter -- or use part honey and part maple syrup)
1/2 c oil (or a mixture of oil and butter)

-mix wet and dry together
-spread on cookie sheets (I used 3, you could probably get away with 2)
-bake at 250 for ~ 2 hours (mine came out very crunchy, so I wonder what it would be like to -cook it for 1 1/2 hrs or 1 hr 45 min)
-after the first 40 minutes, stir granola ever 15 min or so
-either at the end of baking or just before it comes out, add dried fruit --- I used diced apricots and crasins
-cool completely
-store in an airtight container either in the fridge or pantry.
delicious with milk, yogurt, to snack on -- yum.


KaiaJoye said...

was it good though?? i mean HOW good?
maybe the key was to compare it to dad's which he swears by?? (i think his might have 3 sticks of butter in it....)

rosie said...

I made it, soooo yummy. I did use honey and syrup also butter and oil. I think I would leave out the pine nuts next time but I did add a few walnuts that I had left in my pantry. Oh and I baked it for 1 1/2 hours it was perfect. xo rosie