Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Home-made Granola



So on Sunday afternoon a great new friend of mine (Rachel) and I got together to make some home-made granola. For our first time making granola it turned out surprisingly well (aside from a wee bit burning on the edge...it burns REALLY easily! stand on guard and set a timer so it doesn't burn on you)

Home-made Granola (from Chow-Hound)
1. In a large bowl, stir together three cups of old-fashioned rolled oats, three tablespoons brown sugar, a quarter teaspoon kosher salt, and a half teaspoon cinnamon
2. In another bowl, stir together one-third cup honey, a quarter cup canola oil, and a teaspoon of vanilla (we actually didn't have vanilla and it tasted fine without). Dump this over the oat mixture and combine thoroughly. Get your hands in it to mix everything well, and to coat the oats evenly with the honey mixture. Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
3. Spread the mixture in a thin, even layer on a baking sheet and place on the center rack of the heated oven. Bake, stirring after 15 minutes(for us it was literally only 5mins b/c we have a gas stove), until the granola is a very light golden brown. It should take 20 to 30 minutes. If you like your granola crunchier with a toastier flavor, bake it a little longer, keeping a close eye on it—if it gets dark it will taste burnt
4. Cool the granola completely, stirring it around so it doesn’t stick together. (It hardens as it cools.)

Add Flavour: We added all dried fruit at this point so it wouldn't burn, all nuts in the beginning and cocunut half-way through.

Lastly enjoy with yogurt! I know I did...I only have a 1/4 of a jar left :D

2 comments:

Jess said...

hey that looks easy & yummy. Maybe I will try it sometimes. I always have a really hard time finding granola cereal that doesn't have Almonds in it. I've only found one brand and it's almost $5 for a small box!

Amanda said...

its soo easy!
once my oven gets fixed (hopefully tonight) i plan on making another batch...asap...so good!