Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chloe's Birthday Granola

Per request I am posting the granola recipe that I used for Chloe's party.  It was super good and I noted where I made some substitutions.  It also made DELICIOUS cereal the next morning.

Granola  (Ala Alton Brown)

3 c rolled oats (we used organic of course)
1 c slivered almonds (didn't have so I didn't use)
1 c cashews ( I used 2 c since I didn't add the almonds)
3/4 c shredded sweet coconut
1/4 c + 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 c + 2 Tbsp real maple syrup
1/4 c vegetable oil ( I used canola but you could use a light olive oil)
3/4 tsp salt
1 c raisins ( I like to use craisins instead.  I used 1/2 c strawberry craisins and 1/2 c cherry craisins but regular craisins would work too.)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil and salt.  Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans.  Cook for 1 hour and 15 min, stirring every 15 min to achieve an even color.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a large bowl.  Add the raisins (craisins) and mix until evenly distributed.

1 comment:

  1. I love homemade granola! This looks like a fantastic combination!