Sunday, April 24, 2011

Granola that is probably more of a treat

Easy Granola

1 T. cinnamon (2 if you really love it)
4 cups oats
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine, melted (I did take it down from a whole cup in the original recipe!  Next time, maybe I'll take it down another 2 T)
1 cup brown sugar (or honey if preferred) 

Heat oven to 300 degrees.  Mix all four ingredients together in a large bowl.  Pour onto a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes for even baking.  Optional add-ins: craisins, raisins, dried fruits, nuts, coconut.   We love raisins and coconut. Sliced almonds would be great too.  Add the last 15 minutes of baking.  Enjoy!

Shoot- this was so great to snack on!  It was like the oat topping on top of Apple Crisp.  Probably a bad sign, right?  Still, it's hearty, "natural", cheaper than cereal, and the kids like it!  Next time I will see if I can take down the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and still be sweet enough.  We'll see...we sure love our brown sugar.

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