Looking for granola recipe.

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  1. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone here make their own granola? Any good recipes? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My students made these, you don't have to use coconut I don't, I'm allergic to it. You can put dried fruit it too but it tends to turn dark when you cook it. For bars flatten it in the pan and cut it into bars halfway through the cooking process.

    Granola:

    3 cups rolled oats
    1 cup slivered almonds
    1 cup cashews
    3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
    1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
    1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup raisins

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
    In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
    In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
    Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

    Super Easy Granola:

    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup barley malt syrup (may substitute maple syrup)
    1/4 cup mixed fruit juice concentrate (available at health food stores; may substitute orange juice or apple juice concentrate)
    5 cups rolled oats
    1 cup raisins

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, combine the honey, barley malt syrup and fruit juice concetrate. Heat over medium heat until you can stir the mixture easily, but before it starts to boil, about 5 minutes.
    Place the oats in a large mixing bowl. Add the honey mixture and stir rapidly and thoroughly to coat the oats. Spread them in a thin, even layer on a large nonstick baking sheet (you may need two). Place it in the oven and bake until the granola is crisp, no more than 15 minutes. Watch carefully, or the granola may burn.

    Remove the baking sheet to a cooling rack. Let the granola cool thorougly on the baking sheet. Place the granola in a large bowl, break up any large chunks, stir in the raisins and transfer to a tightly covered container.
     
  3. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Writer- I'll be doing this in an hour or so!
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I think you'll like them, you can switch out ingredients like nuts you like or don't like, and they are healthy. I used the recipes for a nutrition class because we have such a horrible problem with childhood obesity here and with diabetes. Let me know how it goes!
    Kate
     
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    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I forgot one of my my favorite things, molasses!!! I use it as a substitute for a lot of syrups and such.
     
  6. buckbeak

    buckbeak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, cool. We have a big jar of molasses here that never seems to be either remembered or used, so that's a good plan!
    I used to make it with apple juice, but for some reason, we started to get nauseated from it, so we stopped making it altogether. I'll probably try your first recipe today, but the other one using OJ sounds great to me too!
    Thanks!
    Carol
     

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