Sunday, September 27, 2009

Granola!

Today I decided to try my hand at making granola. I spent hours looking at recipes but none of them seemed just right. In the end I came up with two different versions. I think that both of them are delicious!

Of course with both variations feel free to add any assortment of dried fruits you like after the granola has cooled. We like our granola fruitless mostly so I bagged it up plain. However, sometimes I love golden raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, dried apples, and/or dried mango in granola.

Maple Vanilla Nut Granola

8 cups of rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together the oats, sugar, and nuts.
Mix together the oil, maple syrup. vanilla, and salt.
Combine both together.
Spread out onto 2 cookie sheets, lined with foil and sprayed with cooking oil.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown; stirring every 15 minutes.

Honey Nutmeg Nut Granola

8 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 of a nutmeg, freshly grated (or to taste)

Mix together the oats, sugar, and nuts.
Mix together the oil, honey. vanilla, salt, and nutmeg.
Combine both together.
Spread out onto 2 cookie sheets, lined with foil and sprayed with cooking oil.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown; stirring every 15 minutes.

4 comments:

  1. I never tried making granola. You make it look simple to prepare and so delicious I wonder why I never tried it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I have not heard of Granola. It looks simple but i need more time, gotta study the ingredients first..tnx for sharing.

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  3. Could you just make me some and I'll give you a review?? :) LOL! Nice try, eh?!

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