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Old 04-02-09, 10:10 AM
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I love granola

I just ran out of granola this morning. Now I'm searching the nets for the perfect granola recipe. Any hippies here that care to share their secret granola recipe?
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Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
I just ran out of granola this morning. Now I'm searching the nets for the perfect granola recipe. Any hippies here that care to share their secret granola recipe?
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds
Directions
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.

Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.

When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.
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Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
Ingredients
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, or slivered almonds
Directions
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and reserve.

Combine brown sugar and water in a 4-cup microwave proof glass measuring cup or bowl. Place in microwave on high for 5 minutes and cook until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave, add vanilla extract and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto cookie sheets and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and crunchy.

When the mixture comes out of the oven, it is still very pliable. You may choose to add in dried fruit as a finishing touch at this time. When granola has cooled completely, store in an airtight container.
about how many servings does this recipe make?

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Old 04-02-09, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
about how many servings does this recipe make?

Thanks
Dunno, the oats and nuts are 10 cups worth. We usually put currants in it. Never measured the servings.
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Not really in a great cooking/baking atmosphere lately, so I've gotten lazy and spend a few bucks and buy it premade.
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Not really in a great cooking/baking atmosphere lately, so I've gotten lazy and spend a few bucks and buy it premade.
The Bare-naked stuff is pretty good. Still a bit too much sugar for my tastes.
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I like granola too. I've never made my own, but Good Eats on Food Network had a show on making your own energy bars and granola that looked good. I don't have a link, but it should be easy to find.
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Granola is great; it's easy to make and easy to make just the way you like it.

For example, I prefer the flavor of honey over brown sugar, and lots of sesame seeds and nuts.

My basic recipe:

6c oats
scant 1/2 c honey (heated makes mixing easier)
1/4-1/3 c. canola oil
2 tsp vanilla or almond extract (more or less, depending on your preference, or none).
1/4 c (or more, if you prefer) sesame seeds
1/4c (or more, if you prefer) sunflower seeds
Optional: whole almonds or hazelnuts (or both)


Mix dry ingredients together. Mix liquid ingredients together. For the liquid, 2/3c total coats well enough for my tastes, you might prefer more or less and in different proportions (for example, for less sweet flavor, 1/3c honey and 1/3c oil works well). Pour liquids over dry mixture and mix until evenly coated.

Bake shallow layers at low (no higher than 250F) temp, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until golden brown. You can bake this at higher temps, but, this requires a more diligent watch and more frequent stirring.

Other options:
*Other nuts, like pecans or walnuts or sliced/slivered almonds, have to be added in the last 5-10 minutes of baking, otherwise they burn. Or, toast them separately and add them into the final product.
*I have added 1T molasses with the liquieds, for added flavor. I have also experimented with other liquid sugars,such as agave syrup, brown rice syrup, and barley syrup, with good results, but don't have any specific proportions to recommend.
*Add dried fruit after the baked granola is cool.
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Originally Posted by ILUVUK View Post
I like granola too. I've never made my own, but Good Eats on Food Network had a show on making your own energy bars and granola that looked good. I don't have a link, but it should be easy to find.
Probably wouldn't be to difficult to make granola bars, I'll have to look it up.
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
Not really in a great cooking/baking atmosphere lately, so I've gotten lazy and spend a few bucks and buy it premade.
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