Homeamde Granola

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2010/02/super-easy-homemade-granola.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

3 cups uncooked old fashioned oates
1 tablespoon stick + 1 real butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup almond pieces
3/4 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup raisins

Preparation

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First melt the butter in a 3 - quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the honey and salt and briefly heat with the butter. In a separate bowl mix together the oatmeal, wheat germ, nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon sugar (if using raisins and cranberries add them as well). Turn off the heat and add the oatmeal mixture. Stir until everything is coated. Pour the mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Spread the mixture out evenly and bake it at 375° for 10 minutes (watch carefully) It will be a golden brown color. Remove from the oven and let cool. Break into pieces and store in an airti
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I used my little hand chopper to chop up the nuts in smaller pieces. Not to small you want a few good size pieces.

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About

This granola recipe has been on my list of things to make for awhile now. For some reason I had forgotten about it, but was quickly reminded when I went through and looked at Toni's video tutorials on bulk cooking. You really need to check out her post she has some great ideas. I wanted to make this granola so bad that I went to the store first thing this morning and purchased some wheat germ. I wont make that mistake again it was $4.19 a jar. Whew that is so high, I know this because I can get double that at Sprouts Market for so much less. But I couldn't get there till this weekend and I really wanted to make this today. For the first batch I followed the recipe exactly. When the granola was done I tasted it and it tasted really good but was a bit plain for me. Perfect for my kids because they don't like anything extra in their granola. But DH and I we like lots of different goodies in ours. I started on a second batch and added a few different things. Brown sugar, almonds, pecans and a bit of cinnamon sugar. I mixed it all in with the dry ingredients and then added it to the butter and honey mixture. When the granola was finished I could hardly wait to taste it. Goodness is all I can say I loved the addition of the different nuts and the brown sugar it gave it a whole new taste.

Yield:

4

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 7:54pm

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