Monday, August 8, 2011

granola

started out with a recipe from family fun magazine (which i highly recommend, btw!) - november '10 issue, pg 86.  but since i can't ever just follow a recipe exactly, and it's kinda hard to make a bad granola - here's what i ended up doing:

4 c oats
3/4 c walnut pieces
3/4 c slivered almonds
1/3 c flaxseed
3/4 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon (well, more actually, because the stuff shifted as i tried to tap out just a little more - maybe closer to 1 T?)
1/3 c olive oil
1/3 c honey
1/3 c water
1 c dried cherries

i would've added 1 c wheat germ like it said, but i didn't have that this time.

heat oven to 300.  stir together nuts, oats, (wheat germ,) brown sugar, and cinnamon. 

make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey, and water. 

toss until well combined, then spread on cookie sheet.  bake 40 min, stirring every 10.  let cool completely, and then stir in cherries.  i would recommend stirring every 10 min or so while cooling as well, because i had a little issue with it sticking to the pan once cooled.

mine made about 10 cups.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good...may have to try this now that I am cooking more again. Mom

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