Friday, January 27, 2006

My Favorite Granola

One of the things I did today was to make a double batch of granola.  My son Jacob just loves granola.  I am sure he could eat it 3 meals a day!  LOL..  I thought I would post my recipe.  It really is the yummiest granola!  Hope you enjoy it too..


 


 


My Favorite Granola


Crystal Miller


 


12 cups uncooked oats


1 cup shredded coconut


1 cup whole wheat pastry flour


½ cup powdered milk


1 T. cinnamon


1 ½ t. salt


1 cup light olive oil


1 1/3 cup honey


1 T. vanilla


2 cup raisins


2 cups nuts of your choice, chopped


 


You will need a very large bowl for mixing.  Combine oats, coconut, flour, powdered milk, cinnamon and salt well in the large bowl and mix well.  In a saucepan heat the oil, honey and vanilla until just warm.  This helps the mixture pour easily.  Pour this over the oat mixture and stir well.  I start out by stirring it with a large spoon, but end up mixing it with my hands to insure that everything is evenly mixed.  Spread this in a thin layer on 2 to 3 large cookie sheets and bake in the oven at 300 for 45 to 50 minutes. You will need to stir it about every 15 minutes.  I bake two trays at a time and switch the position of the trays each time I stir so that the granola browns evenly. When the mixture is done you can pour it back into the large pan and let it cool.  When completely cool stir in the raisins and the nuts.  You can store the finished granola in any air tight container or even a couple of large Ziploc type bags.  This recipe will make approx. 20 cups of granola. 

4 comments:

  1. Crystal,

    Oh my that looks so delicious. I don't blame Jacob....that granola looks out of this world!!! I just love when you post pictures on your blog.

    Have a blessed day my friend.

    Cathy

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  2. I have made your favorite granola 2x and it was DELICIOUS!!


    Have you ever made it into granola bars? If so, what do you add or change?

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  3. Sounds very similar to mine. I just made a double batch (about 18 cups) not too long ago, and have only half the number of children as you, and mine is long gone! Piggies!

    You forgot our phone call btw! Life is busy, I know. I have been on the phone to Texas 3 or more times per day for a week, checking on my gramma.

    Well, we will have to re-schedule!

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  4. Crystal - I made the granola for the first time the other day - it has been a big hit - my daughter's maid of honor that is in from Las Vegas - said she would like to take a bag back with her if I had enough!!

    Kelsi is eating it for cereal in the mornings!!

    thanks

    Donna

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