homemade granola

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anybody here have a favorite recipe? I've bought some various ingredients, and am experimenting with putting some kind of breakfast snax together.

because, unless I go to the dreaded Food Whole, I can't find any decent granola (my beloved morning eats, either with soy milk or yogurt and no, I am not a hippie, so you just stop).

mayo apetrain (mayoape), Monday, 29 November 2004 22:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I Love Cooking in granola-hating shockah!

(I'm not even sure what granola is, otherwise I'd help)

rener (rener), Wednesday, 1 December 2004 12:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this is what I've come up with so far:

2 cups oats
1 cup wheat flakes
1 cup rye flakes
[both of the above products look just like rolled oats]
raw pumpkin seeds
raw sunflower seeds

2-3 tblsp brown sugar
3/4 cup maple syrup
honey
3 tblsp sunflower oil
pinch salt

dried cranberries
raisins

mixed the flavoring ingredients & the oil with the oats, flakes & nuts. baked in 250 degree oven until lightly browned. mixed in dried fruit and let cool.

need to monkey around with the flavoring a little bit (maybe add some spices, alter the sweeteners--perhaps a bit of fruit juice), and keep in mind that the cereal will crisp up a bit as it sits to cool.

anyhow...fairly satisfied with Breakfast Granola 1.

mayo apetrain (mayoape), Wednesday, 1 December 2004 14:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

twelve years pass...

it's been too long. making a batch today. saw a recipe that used tahini so gonna incorporate that. guess i'll go put on some grateful dead while i'm at it
oats
brazil nuts
sliced almonds
pumpkin seeds
chia seeds
coconut
tahini
maple syrup
coconut oil
cinnamon
cardamom

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 13 May 2017 18:58 (five months ago) Permalink

I just pulled a batch of granola out of the oven half an hour ago. I'm very happy with the recipe. So much so that I've been making it consistently since the 1970s. I have the recipe memorized by now.

In a saucepan, combine:

1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use sunflower oil)
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbs molasses
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Warm these at low heat for a few minutes until they are warm and runny.
In a large mixing bowl combine, mixing well:

8 or 9 cups rolled oats
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 235 degrees (not a typo). Now add 3/4 cup of nonfat dry milk powder to the warmed oil/honey mixture and stir it in. Pour into the oats/nuts mixture and mix until oats/nuts are well-coated. Use your hands if you need to.

Spread out the granola on a couple of cookie sheets. Bake on middle rack(s) at 235 for at least 90 minutes, but a full 2 hours will toast everything beautifully. Remove, let cool for 10 or 15 minutes. Store in covered container(s). Eat. Enjoy.

NOTES: It is easy to monkey around with this by adding cardamom, nutmeg, different nuts or seeds for variety. I never add dried fruit before baking - it gets baked to a crisp - but it is OK to add some in after baking.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 May 2017 20:23 (five months ago) Permalink


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