Blueberry Coconut Granola all week

April 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

I love making this granola and having it around to munch on.  It is the perfect snack with yogurt, some soy milk, or even by itself.  Mark is partial to this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered raw almonds
  • 2/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 325º.  Melt butter and honey is a sauce pan over low heat (do not bring to a boil).

2.  When butter and honey are melted, add the brown sugar to the sauce pan.  Continue to heat the sugar mixture until smooth and all of the brown sugar granules have been dissolved.

3.  When the sugar mixture is smooth, remove from heat and add the water and vanilla.  Stir until smooth.

4.  Combine oats, dried blueberries, almonds, and coconut into a large bowl.  Stir until the dry ingredients are all mixed together.

5.  Pour sugar mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients.  Stir until combined.

6.  Pour the contents of the bowl onto a large rimmed nonstick baking sheet.  Evenly spread out the granola.

7.  Bake, stirring often, until the granola is a golden brown (about 25-30 minutes).  Let cool completely.  Granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Maple Pecan Granola All Week

February 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Whenever I eat yogurt, I must have granola.  I have been making granola for the last few months and my husband has been taken to snacking on granola in the evenings.  Earlier this week I made maple pecan granola and it has been great to have around the apartment all week.  Here is the basic recipe (try adding ingredients that pair well with maple for some great combinations).

Maple Pecan Granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3/8 cup maple syrup (splurge on the real stuff!)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-3 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 325°.

2.  On the stove, melt the butter in a small sauce          pan.  When melted, add in the brown sugar and        maple syrup.  Stir the mixture until the brown          sugar granules dissolve (about 2-3 minutes).

3.   Put the oats and chopped pecans in a large        bowl.  Pour the warm liquids over the oats.  Stir until the dry and wet ingredients are combined.

4.  Spread out the oat mixture on a large rimmed baking sheet.  When spread out on the baking sheet, sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the oat mixture.

5.  Bake the granola for 25 minutes.  Stir the granola every 5-8 minutes.

6.  Let the granola cool completely.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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