Friday, July 9, 2010

Where's the Granola?



Remember this?



I said that I had a delicious recipe for homemade granola  that I would share, so... here it goes.  My husband found the original basic recipe on cdkitchen, which he uses quite frequently. 
 I tweaked it a little, and this is what I have! 



8 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2-3/4 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla


Preheat your oven to 300 F.  In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, coconut, salt and cinnamon. 




In a saucepan, warm the oil and honey.  Whisk in the vanilla.



Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture, and stir gently with a spatula. 



(Guess I did a good job, huh?)



Spread the granola in a 15 x 10 inch baking pan.  Bake for 40 minutes total, stirring carefully every 10 minutes.  

When it's done, transfer the pan to a rack to cool completely. 





 If you like, you can add raisins or dried cranberries.
  If you put the granola in plastic bags or airtight containers,  the instructions say it will be good  for one week at room temperature or in the freezer for 3 months. 

In my house we're lucky if we have it for five days!  Hope you like it too! 





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14 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious Christine! Thanks so much for the lovely comments you've left on my blog.

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  2. Oh Christine,
    This granola looks so good! I just came on to tell you that your art work will be on display this coming week...just wanted to let you know so you could come to see it!
    Also, right now, there's a Link party on the blog that goes til Sunday night...so, if you want to link a picture of your special inspirational place, feel free to link up so people can visit your beautiful blog.
    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  3. Oh Christine,
    Your art has been proudly posted--just wanted you to know!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. I LOVE homemade granola! Your recipe looks so simple and delicious. I've had "make granola" on my to-do list for about 3 weeks now....maybe seeing yours will give me the push I need to get it done! :) Have a great weekend!

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  5. I've always wanted to try make my own granola..esp to try using agave rather than sugar, for my diabetic ds (have you ever SEEN what agave granola costs in HFS's???) This recipe looks adaptable and DELICIOUS!! :D

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  6. Hi Christine,
    Thank you SO much for being on the prayer blog...Did you get a chance to see all the comments??? They were really neat...I hope you will have time to see them.
    Also, you can get the "Guest Artist" button off of the blog now since you've been a guest artist--I just wanted to be sure to let you know!
    Sending blessings your way and a special note to say I am so grateful for your generosity and caring heart.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. I love homemade granola! I like to add dried cranberries! :) Thanks for following my blog! :)

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  8. I am following you from Tuesday Tag-Along. I just love your blog!

    Tracy
    www.cutorcopyandpaste.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for the follow, I follow you!

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  10. I have been wanting to make my own granola. I even bought old fashioned oats because I know that's what you're supposed to use. Right now, they are sitting in my extra pantry. I have every ingredient on the list, and I'm going to make this recipe! Thanks!!!

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  11. Alright...me again...been pondering. :p I can do agave for the honey. I can do coconut oil for the veg oil. Next up for sub, 1 c brown sugar. Gotta figure that one out. :p

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  12. We love granola in this house. I am always trying new recipes to find variations e love. Thanks for the recipe - looking forward to trying it!

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  13. I'm going to have to try this! It looks so healthy and yummy! I am all for that!

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  14. Hi Christine,
    Thank you SO much for being on the prayer blog...Did you get a chance to see all the comments??? They were really neat...I hope you will have time to see them.
    Also, you can get the "Guest Artist" button off of the blog now since you've been a guest artist--I just wanted to be sure to let you know!
    Sending blessings your way and a special note to say I am so grateful for your generosity and caring heart.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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