Thursday, November 17, 2011

Golden Granola

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There are a few foods for which everyone claims to have the "absolute best" recipe.  Homemade salads, guacamole, quesadillas, and oatmeal cookies are a few.  Any search for those recipes will turn up results such as: "world's best," "best EVER," "downright best."  Well, when looking at homemade granola recipes, I ran into dozens of recipes claiming to be "the world's best" and they are all comprised of about the same ingredients in different proportions.

At long last, I just went with a recipe and now I'm sticking to it (I'll adapt it each time I make it and hopefully like all the variations equally well).  I'm not claiming this is the best recipe on earth, but I will claim that hubby and I really like it.  Our preferred way of consuming aforementioned delight is as a cereal with bananas and milk and/or with blueberries.  But it also goes wonderfully just straight and dry as a snack, on yogurt, or on ice cream.

 Golden Granola
Adapted from: Abigale Detweiler
  • 4 c. oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1 c. coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran (optional, it adds fiber)
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. raisins
 Combine all ingredients except raisins in a bowl and mix well. Spread evenly on an ungreased large rimmed cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven (350°) 15 minutes, stir, and bake 10 minutes more. Stir in raisins, cool thoroughly, and store in a tightly covered container in a cool dry place.

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  1. Sounds good and easy to make! I'm going to try it. Thanks!

  2. Mmm! My mom always made hers with orange juice and it was too tangy! This was sounds sweeter and nuttier. Thanks so much for linking up. I'd like to feature this post this coming weekend. Can I have permission to use your photo when talking about your post? Have a great Thanksgiving!


  3. Wow!!! I'd love to be featured!!! That's awesome! Blessings, Lauren