Friday, January 21, 2011

Homemade Granola

Now I do not know about you but I have to say there are a bunch of things that I just did not think you could make before and that had to bought in a package.  The main one was corn bread, but now I think homemade is the only way to go!

The recipe I am going to share with you today is another one! Granola -- Now I think I am selling my self short by saying that Granola can only be bought in a can, but more or less maybe my perception was it is easier to buy it from the Grocery store.  But after you try this recipe you will never go back to store brought Granola.  I now think I am a Granola SNOB

Ingredients that go in the Oven:

3 Cups of Oatmeal
1 Cup of Nuts (I used a mixture of pecan bits, whole pecans, slivered almonds, and walnuts)
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/3 cup of Brown Sugary
1 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup.

1.  Pre-Heat the Oven to 325 degrees.
2.  Dump all of the above ingredients in a big enough bowl, and mix well.

3.  Line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray with butter flavored Spray
4.  After all of your ingredients are mixed well spread onto the cookie sheet, making sure all areas are covered.

5.  Bake for 20 minutes and than stir the granola around, so that other areas of the granola will get toasted. 

6.  Make for about another additional 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

7.  Allow to cool completely, and than put away.  My pieces stuck together a bit, so I had to break them up.

I ate this granola over yogurt you can also mix in some dried fruit before serving.
I ate 1/2 a cup of granola mixed with a half container of yogurt for breakfast.  The first day I was starving at 10:00 am.  The second day I did the same mixture, and I was full.  I think the difference with the two days, was on the first day I ate at 5:30 am, and the second day I ate around 7:00 am.



  1. sounds like a great recipe

  2. this looks great..... I have a recipe from a B&B that I know you love....if you want I will give it to you and you can compare both!