Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweep the Kitchen Granola

My recipe for Sweep the Kitchen Granola:


4 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup sweetened coconut
3/4 cup dried blueberries
1 1/4 cups dried cranberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1stick) salted light butter
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl, mix together the oatmeal, pecans, coconut, blueberries, cranberries, and cinnamon. Feel free to add more or different nuts and dried fruit. (I used up small packages in my cupboards.)

Then heat brown sugar, butter, and water in a small pan until mixture begins to bubble. Take off stove and add salt and vanilla.

Stir butter/sugar mixture into dry granola until everything is good and wet.

Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes. Then spread granola on baking paper covered cookie sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degrees F oven until brown.
(Mine was still too moist, so I "teased" it with a fork and shoved it back into the oven for 5 more minutes or maybe do that a couple of times until it tastes the way you want it. It continues to brown on the bottom after leaving the oven, tho'. So beware.)

Then let it cool and store in a sealed container. Mine is going to the freezer, since this is a lot of granola. Won't it be yummy on my homemade Greek yoghurt? Maybe I will not need too much honey!

Yielded exactly 8 cups/2 quarts granola.

No comments: