Friday, January 11, 2008

Delicious Snack

Yesterday's post was so disgusting that I felt I needed to blog something to erase it from your memory (if that's possible).
This is my mom's recipe for homemade granola. This is soooo easy and my kids and hubby love it. The best part is you can add anything you like to the mix...yes even chocolate!
Mom's Granola
  • 8 cups oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups raisins
Preheat oven to 325*F. Mix oats, brown sugar, nuts, and seeds. Break apart brown sugar and mix it with your hands then set aside. In a sauce pan mix oil, honey, & vanilla. Heat till bubbling. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Spread on a cookie sheet. Don't pack it. Drizzle some more honey on granola to taste. Bake 15 to 20 minutes stirring once while granola browns. When completely cool, add raisins, and any other fruit or chocolate chips.

If you don't like peanuts of sunflower seeds, feel free to add almonds or anything else that you like. Some things I have added in the past are dried pineapple, coconut, craisins, chocolate chips, dried papaya, etc. Go crazy!


Lauren said...

I love love love granola...i like to add dried berries to mine...but this recipe looks delish!

elizabeth said...

Mmmm, granola. I just bought some gingersnap granola at Superstition Ranch Market and it was surprisingly gross but yours looks delicious!

Summer said...

Looks yum - I'll have to try it!