Friday, July 22, 2011

Granola, second recipe

Granola take 2

4 cups rolled oats (mine were quick-that's ok)
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds (skipped)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. honey
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. chopped pecans
raisins, coconut, whatever

In a large bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.  In a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl, warm the oil and honey.  Carefully stir in vanilla (it bubbles up).  Pour liquid over oat mixture and stir with a spoon.  Stir with spoon or by hand until it is all evenly incorporated.

Place mixture on greased cookie sheet and place in oven at 200 degrees, stirring every 10  minutes until crunchy, not browned.  It takes about an hour.  Makes 6 cups.  140 cal per 1/3 cup.

I wanted to make this recipe because it was lower in sugar and fat than my really yummy granola posted here.    I honestly didn't taste that much difference!  This recipe is still sweet, still addicting, still snack-worthy.  Of course you can add anything you want in after cooking: craisins, raisins..nuts...I like it plain.  Try it!

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