Granola Recipe: NO Peanut butter.

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by FloridaChickenChick, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here’s a granola recipe I have come to love. You can play with it, you know, it’s not like you need to be exact with your measurements and I’ve also used different nuts but almonds and pistachios are my favorite combination. Enjoy it with hot or cold milk, or just eat it out of hand!


    I got this off the internet last winter and have been playing with the recipe ever since. Here’s my version.



    2 baking sheets, lined with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350.

    In a large bowl, toss:
    6 heaping cups old fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened works just fine)
    3/4 cup raw slivered almonds (coarsely chopped)
    1 1/4 cup raw pistachio nutmeats (coarsely chopped)
    1/4 cup wheat germ
    1 /2 cup brown sugar

    sprinkle with the following and toss again:
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp cardamom
    1 tsp almond extract
    1/2 tsp salt

    Pour about ½ cup mildly flavored honey (clover works) over top.

    Spread onto baking sheets and bake, rotating and stirring every 20 minutess or so until the granola is a golden brown…about an hour.

    Set the baking sheets on racks until completely cool. Transfer to an airtight container, breaking up the big chunks.
     
  2. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This sounds yummy...so it has no oil in it?? The recipe I've been playing with has a half cup of oil in it. Maybe this is why it's not as "clumpy" as the kind of granola I'm more familiar with?? I'd be happy to leave it out if it still works, since it only means less calories! [​IMG]

    Amy
     
  3. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The original recipe called for oil, but granola generally is a high fat food (nuts, coconut, etc) so I NEVER put oil in it. I don't like it too clumpy, and sometimes I even leave the honey out of this.

    About a cup of this in a bowl with boiling water over it..eat it like yummy oatmeal. Also you can put dry milk in it if you're going camping and the the hot water makes a nice rich breakfast.

    I'd try omitting the oil from your recipe if you like it otherwise...if it's too dry, try some honey.

    :) I think granola should like like some kind of farm animal feed...I think because I grew up on muesli.
     
  4. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here’s a recipe for Bircher Muesli – this is good right out of the container, but better if you eat it with yogurt. You can cut up an apple in it and put milk over it…soak it overnight and eat it for breakfast. YUM!

    1 cup wheat germ
    8 cups rolled oats
    1 cup chopped dried fruit (I like a mix)
    1 cup chopped dates
    1 cup chopped nuts (almonds are my favorite unless black walnuts are available, pistachios make a nice change, even peanuts will work)

    This is SO MUCH CHEAPER than it is to buy in the grocery store!
     
  5. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I thought it already had a high enough fat content, but I'm always afraid to mess with a recipe that's working! It only had 1/2 cup, which I didn't think was too bad, considering it covers about 10 cups of dry material.

    I can't wait to try all these yummy granola recipes. So many possibilities!!

    I wonder, can you freeze granola? Or would it get soggy and nasty upon thawing?

    Amy
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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  7. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't made granola since we've moved in this house last year, forgot all about it! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    I like mine sprinkled on yogurt too!
     

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