Thursday, January 15, 2009

Homemade Granola

This morning I decided to try my hand at making my own granola. This recipe is from Women Not Dabbling in Normal:
Honey Granola
3 cups dry oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup butter (I used organic sweet cream butter)
1/2 cup almonds, crushed (I used pecans from my Grandmother-In-Law's trees)
1/2 cup honey (I used raw local honey)

First melt the butter in a 3 quart sauce pan over medium heat. Check out the deal I got in the fall on organic butter! This was for four sticks! It was nearing expiration, so I stocked up and put them in the freezer.

Add the honey and salt. Heat the honey briefly with the butter.

Add the oatmeal and pecans. Stir it up nicely. It smells really good.

Turn the mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet, the kind with shallow sides; a large 9″ by 13″ pan works well too. Spread the granola out evenly and bake it at 375 degrees for 10-20 minutes. It should be a toasty brown. Why yes, my oven is incredibly clean!! How sweet of you to notice!(I just cleaned it on shoulda seen it on Monday! ;-)

Now remove it from the oven and allow it to cool and crisp up right there in the pan. Store it in a half gallon mason jar.

This will be yummy with some milk and sprinkled on yogurt...or on fresh fruit...or over homemade vanilla ice cream...or....


My Mother's Garden said...

Yummy! That looks delicious.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

I'll be trying that one this weekend; wonder if i'll fare well in a dutch oven..? Can try, oui!

Organized Nutrition said...

that looks yummy! I will have to try that one! I have one I like, but that looks better! NICE convection oven... don't you just love it! I always cook with it on! (you can't see my eliment on the bottom though....)

kookster said...

sweet, ive always wanted to make my own granola. Kudos! looks great