Sunday, February 12, 2012

Orange and Toasted Pecan Granola

We made this recipe on the day we made the double batch of Clumpy Granola. Jenna thought it was a close second to that recipe, yet Don preferred the other one. More for Jenna to take to school with her! :-) We used a micro plane grater on the oranges for the zest. I grated the orange while it was whole.


1 1/2 cups rolled oats    ….Beth’s notes.  Use 3-4 cups oats when making this
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/4 cup maple syrup(Beth used pancake syrup)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp cinnamon
zest from two oranges

Preheat oven to 325. In a large bowl combine the oats and pecan halves. In a saucepan combine the maple syrup, honey, oil, and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Pour immediately over the oats and pecans in a large bowl and toss to combine. Spread mixture into a 9×13 pan coated with nonstick spray. Bake at 325 for 45-60 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. You want the pecans and oats to toast but not burn. Meanwhile spread the orange zest over some parchment paper on a small plate. Microwave for 30 seconds; this should make the zest harder and flakier. Set aside, and then toss with the hot granola once it’s done baking.

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