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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:12 PM

Does anyone have really good recipe for granola?

Mom goes to Whole Paycheck to buy hers. It's a hike from here which tires her out, so I thought I'd give making a sub for her a shot.

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Reply Does anyone have really good recipe for granola? (Original post)
EFerrari Apr 2012 OP
freshwest Apr 2012 #1
blaze Apr 2012 #2
Cairycat Apr 2012 #3
WhollyHeretic Apr 2012 #4
livetohike Apr 2012 #5
EFerrari Apr 2012 #6

Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:30 AM

1. This is the way I always made mine. Everyone thought it was really good:

Granola

Rolled oats
Sliced almonds
Sunflower seeds
Sliced coconut
Honey
Cooking oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix everything and spread on an oiled cookie sheet. Bake until brown, turning over once. Cool quickly.

After cooled to room temperature, store in glass jars in cupboard or other containers if put in refrigerator.

Use as snack, cookie ingredient, with yogurt, or as cereal with homemade almond milk.


I have videos of how to make it the regular way in or in a solar cooking oven if you want them.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:59 AM

2. This one!! Posted by Sparkly!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11576954

I leave out the butter and they come out just fine.

And if you go to the Allrecipes link, you'll find suggestions to make them a tad healthier.

They're SO easy to make!!

(ooops... you asked for granola, not granola bars... my bad.)

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:38 AM

3. Depends on the ingredients you like, but basic proportions

of 7 parts solids to 1 part liquid work well. I bake mine at 300 for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Here's a mixture I like:
6 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped nuts, almonds and pecans
cinnamon and a little allspice and/or nutmeg for flavor
1/2 cup maple syrup (honey is good too, but sweeter, use less) (can wet 1/2 c brown sugar with 1 tbsp. water & use that)
1 tablespoon canola oil
fill the measuring cup with milk or apple juice
Stir well and bake in a shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray

If you like coconut, you could sub that for some of the oats - ditto for wheat germ, rolled barley or wheat, corn meal, whole wheat flour, oat or wheat bran, pumpkin or sesame seeds - you get the picture.

Most of my granola gets used as a sprinkle on unsweetened cereal for more flavor and texture.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:05 AM

4. My wife uses Alton Brown's recipe with a few tweaks

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/granola-recipe/index.html
She uses Agave instead of maple syrup. Craisins instead of raisins. She also leaves out the coconut for my sake. It is terrific. So much better than any store bought I've ever had. I was just asking her to make some. Maybe I'll pick up the ingredients today.

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. Been making this since 1973 - turns out great every time

6 c. rolled oats
1 c. sunflower seeds
1 c. sesame seeds
1 c. wheat germ
1 c. coconut
1 c. dried milk powder
1 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. raisins

Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and spread onto a baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes and stir the granola halfway through baking time. Cool and store in an airtight container.

We've carried this granola with us while backpacking. You can just add water instead of carrying milk with you .

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Response to EFerrari (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:51 PM

6. Thank you so much for your suggestions.

I think the Alton Brown recipe is about the right size for us and the 7-1 ratio is easy to remember.

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