Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Best Granola

This, by far, is the most wonderful granola recipe I have ever made.

My dear friend Monica developed the recipe and was nice enough to share it with me. 
We make it often.
We eat it fast....as cereal, plain Jane as a snack, or over yogurt.
We are slightly addicted:).

Here is the recipe:

Heavenly Granola

4 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup Canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

In a small saucepan, warm the oil and honey. Carefully stir in vanilla {it bubbles up}.
 Pour liquid over oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon.
 Finish mixing by hand until coated well.

Dry in an electric dehydrator at 145 degrees for three hours, or until crunchy. Cool in dehydrator for 1 hour.

You can also place mixture on an parchment lined cookie sheet and place in oven at 200 degrees.
 Crack the oven door open a bit and mix every 10 minutes or so. 
This will let it dry slowly. Be prepared because it takes a little while!
 Watch granola CAREFULLY...pull out when it is crunchy...but not browned. 
Let it cool in pan for 1 hour.
 Makes 6 cups. Store in airtight container.

Add ins: coconut, raisins {after it has cooled}, chocolate chips, flax seed, etc.

We LOVE it with 1/2 cup coconut and 1 cup of raisins. 


I am sharing HERE.      


Leslie said...

this looks amazing....

Stef said...

That sounds SO good. I am absolutely making this tonight! Thank you, Julia, and thank you, Monica!!!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

d e l i g h t said...

This looks so delicious and I love it displayed in a simple clear jar! Love the simplicity of your style. Found you at Blue Cricket Design close to my entry.

no spring chicken said...

I have that same jar with a similar recipe on my counter at all times. It's my favorite...sometime I'll share my recipe and I'll have to try yours.

Anne Lorys said...

This really does look yummy!

I love what I'm seeing here, I will most certainly be back. :-)


Anonymous said...

Wow - time to break out the dehydrator! That baby hasn't been seen since our beef jerky phase...I am glad we will have a new use for it! This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party...if you get a sec, pop on over and link up!
Oh, and I found you on New Nostalgia!

Lynn @whispersfromwildwood said...

That looks so yummy :) I've got to try it!

And it's cute in the jar too :)

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Hey, I just linked your granola recipe to my granola recipe!

Rachael said...

I'm making this right now! I cannot wait to eat it! Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Just a question... do you add the coconut in at the end after it has cooled (with the raisins) or do you put it in with everything else? Thanks!

Melissa said...

That sounds SO good. I am absolutely making this tonight! Thank you, Julia, and thank you, Monica!!!

Anonymous said...

I just found you and am happy to find a Christian Blog. I have a question: My daughter is expecting in April and has requested some cover ups for breastfeeding. We found some on Etsy but need some more "with it" kinds for a new mom. Not just a blanket. The ones we saw fastened around the neck and lifted up for the baby and covered him while he was busy. Our baby will be born in south Florida so the coverups need to be light. This grandma lives in Michigan.

Linda said...

Ooh! This looks so refreshing and DELICIOUS! Going to try this... Thanks for sharing.

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