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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
When my friend Randy was here in October to go with me to Quilt Camp at Camp Gravatt, and then on to Charleston for our fun girls weekend, she brought along this yummy home made granola that I fell in love with!
I have since made it twice...and even my son Jeff (who prefers sugary and artificially colored cereals!) loves it!
It's perfect with yogurt, or with milk, sprinkled on top of ice cream or just as a munchie handful! Here's the recipe:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees f.
Combine in large bowl:
5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels
1/2 cup toasted almonds (I bought the slivers) or other nuts (walnuts, cashews or pecans are great!)
1/2 cup coconut
3 teaspoons cinnamon
I also add raisins and or craisins or any other dried berries to the mix!
In microwavable container mix:
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
1-2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup maple syrup
Combine oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and maple syrup, heating in microwave to mix. (1 to 2 mins is enough)
Pour warm ingredients over dry and mix to combine.
Spread on large cookie sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Watch for browning.
Allow to cool completely (granola should be dry to the touch and not sticky at this point) and store in air tight container!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 8:24 AM