Saturday, March 3, 2012

Healthy Homemade Granola

Here is another granola recipe on my quest for newer and better. Don said this was ok, but he still prefers the Clumpy granola. I doubled this recipe and it made enough to fill a Large Tupperware Cereal Keeper.

Healthy Homemade Granola

 Using a large cookie sheet or other pan with sides that allow you to stir the mixture – butter pan and preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine:

3 cups whole rolled oats (not instant or quick)
pinch of salt (optional)
cinnamon (as you want – I add 1 tsp)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup  Beth used pancake syrup
1/2 cup shaved coconut
Nuts & seeds – Use whatever you like.   Beth used sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds 1/2 c each

Stir all ingredients together (will be slightly wet.) Pour into single layer on buttered pan and bake in preheated 300 degree oven for 15 minutes. Stir contents, arrange in single layer again, and continue baking for another 10 to 12 minutes and remove (Bake until barely starting to turn a little tan.) Stir again and allow to cool. Granola will be crunchy when cooled.

If you like, after cooling you can stir in dried fruit like cherries, raisins, cranberries etc.

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