Thursday, July 1, 2010

Granola Recipe you will keep!

     A very dear person shared this absolutely yummy granola recipe with me.  It is so very easy to make and yes it is healthy!   While many granola recipes have either lots of oil, sugar or butter this one does not.  

                   Everyday Granola

3 cups old-fashioned organic oats
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3 T. packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup honey
2 T. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Line rimmed large baking sheet with parchment.  Mix first 7 ingredients in large bowl.  

Stir honey and oil in saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth.  Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; toss.

Spread on prepared sheet.  Bake until golden, stirring every 10 minutes, about 40 minutes.

Stir granola; cool.  

     I easy is that?  The fun creative part is deciding what else you might want to add after it has baked.  Dried fruits such as cherries, cranberries come to mind.  I also thought of adding Bob's Red Mill flaked coconut which reminds me of another favorite item I find unbelievably divine though it is a bit pricey.  I only buy it when I find it on sale.  It is from a company called Dorset Cereals.  My favorite one is called Fantastically Fruity Roasted & Toasted Muesli.  I think using some of the items used in that brand would be perfect in this granola.

I like to use either Trader Joe's Organic oats or Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Oats.

The possibilities are unlimited so enjoy!  Oh, and of course this goes wonderfully on top of homemade yogurt with fresh summer fruit on top.


Rachel said...

Yumm..this sounds awesome!

Ms. Moon said...

Oh gosh. I haven't made granola in forever. Maybe I should think about making this.

Dreamer said...

Yummy!.....I love granola Ellen......maybe you should market it and sell it with Shannon's at the Deli.

Allegra Smith said...

This is exactly the same recipe I have made since 1968! with the coconut flakes, dried cherries and cranberries and when the Oregon hazelnuts are available, some of those too.

Healthy and good to munch for a snack. So good to hear from you, I will email you privately and tell you the whole boring story. Hugs from here.

Ellen said...

Yes I can see this will be a fun granola recipe to play with!


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