Friday, January 22, 2010

Brown Sugar Granola

This has been my absolute favorite granola recipe for years. There are lots of different ways to mix it up too, and thats the fun part. I'll post the original recipe, and then I'll post what I did for these pictures. Basically the idea is to have 5-1/2 -6 cups of your *dry* ingredients and you can choose what that is, although the amount of oats (or other type of flaked grain) should stay the same.

Brown Sugar Granola                                  I did

4 cups Oats                                             4 c Oats
1/2 c Sunflower seeds                              1 c Coconut
1/2 c Peanuts                                           1 c Almonds, chopped
1/2 c Coconut                                          1/4 c Wheat Germ
1/3 c Walnuts, chopped                           1/4 c Flaxseed, ground
                                                             (but whole would work great too)

3/4 - 1 c Brown Sugar
1/2 c Oil
3/4 c Water
2 T Vanilla

Mix up the dry ingredients, and then in a separate bowl mix the brown sugar, oil, water, and vanilla.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mix and then spread out onto cookie sheet and bake for 45 - 60 minutes at 350, stirring the granola about every 15-20 minutes.

Here are my dry ingredients, other things that are fun to put in granola are, 9 grain flakes, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, whole flaxseed, different types of nuts, cinnamon, etc...
The dry ingredients mixed together

The *wet* ingredients
Everything mixed together.
Spread out on a cookie sheet. Baking times will depend on how full your sheet is, and what kind of oven you have.
All done.

1 comment:

Desert Survivor said...

Thanks, I've been wanting to make some granola. Does it matter what kind of oats you use? And if you put in raisins and dates do you put them in before you cook the granola or afterwards?

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