Monday, June 16, 2008

Our Favorite Granola

Granola has been a popular food at our home lately. It's easy to make, tasty, and serves as a good substitute for breakfast whenever rice pudding isn't on the menu. Actually, lately my girls have been requesting it as a topping on their rice pudding, which also works. I enjoy it with cold milk, but it would also be great sprinkled over yogurt or in the winter, with hot milk. Now, this is not the healthiest version of granola that ever existed (mostly because of the butter), but it is pretty tasty and makes the most of ingredients we can get locally. Give it a try!

Homemade Granola
5 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter (I use 200 grams)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together the oatmeal, raisins, walnuts and brown sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, melt together the butter, honey and vanilla in the microwave. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well. If desired (and of course, I usually desire), add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Press into a 9x13 or 11x17 greased pan and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned. While still warm, crumble into small pieces.

Sorry that I don't have any lovely pictures like my friends Sandra or Rachel would have had with this post!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

This recipe is so yummy it doesn't need a photo.