Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I found this recipe a while ago and we've make it once or twice a week ever since. It is really good dry, in milk, with yogurt, with fruit, with cream and even uncooked! You can make it pretty healthy, which is great because my kids love it too!


4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (King Arthur brand)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup light brown sugar
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 Large pinch of ground cinnamon (sometimes I use a lot more)
 Large pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
 2 Cups thick-cut oats
 1/2 cup pure maple syrup OR agave OR honey
 1 cup sliced almonds or pecans
    1.    Preheat the oven to 375°. Grease or butter a roasting pan or large cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix the butter, flour, baking soda, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg until crumbly. Stir in remaining ingredients until it's a sticky sort of mixture; transfer to the prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Let cool.

**I also add wheat germ and bran flakes (the tiny shredded ones that are the same texture & size as wheat germ) and coconut. You can really add them in any amounts as long as you end up with a semi-sticky mixture at the end. You can also cook it and then pack it down when you take it out of the oven and it will dry in bigger chunks. If you feel like it's browning too much or needs to be crispier, then cook it for the 15 min. and turn the oven off, open it and leave the granola in. One last thing--pecans seem to make it cook much faster than almonds so watch out!

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