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.