Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Granola

This is a tried and true recipe I got from Terrie Carcello. The nice thing is this is a basic recipe that you can customize (ideas are included).
6 c oats
3 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c water
1 T salt
1 c olive oil (trust me on this)
1 c honey
Mix all these things together in a large bowl. At this point you can add nuts, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.
Put this out on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 50 minutes, "turning" it in the pan with a spatula 4 times during the 50 minutes.
At this point you can add dried fruit if you like it (suggestions: raisins, dates, apricots, cherries, cranberries, blueberries, etc)
My favorite way to make it is with vanilla, almonds, and cherries. Cool completely and store in a large zip lock bag or plastic container with lid.

8 comments:

Kim said...

This is a great granola recipe! I love it too!

Michelle said...

Honey, When you say you add vanilla what do you mean?

FishMama said...

Honey, I'm all out of honey. Seriously. What do you think I could sub for it? I don't want to go back to the store.

Honey said...

I mean vanilla extract-sorry about that ommission. And Jessica, sorry so late, but maybe try maple syrup or molasses. Recently I have been using agave nectar to sweeten my tea-its good and doesn't have the bitterness that some honeys can.

Michelle said...

Honey, I am going to try to make this this week but I have a few questions... how much vanilla and cinnamon would you recommend? I know its to taste but I'd love an idea of how to get started. :)

Also, when you say almonds, do you buy sliced almonds or whole, unsalted ones?

Thanks Honey, I'm looking forward to this!

Suzanne said...

FROM HONEY -
Hi Michelle! I would say 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla. For the almonds I’ve used various types, but probably unsalted unless you omit the salt in the recipe. Once I used some kind of salted nuts and it was WAY too salty (I think there must have been salt settled in the bottom of the packet that poured into the bowl). I think slivered almonds work well, but sliced, whole, chopped would work.

Honey

Michelle said...

honey,

one last question. i made this and its quite salty... i made it with unsalted almonds. Is it supposed to be a Tablespoon or a teaspoon?

Honey said...

Michelle, I checked my recipe-I have 1 T (tablespoon) written down. I would try to salvage it by making a little more without salt and add to it or mix it with another plain cereal (like cheerios). And obviously use a teaspoon next time, instead. Sorry about that!