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    Granola Time !

    I love granola. I love eating it for breakfast with some yogurt and fruit, or for dessert with some vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce, or how about sprinkling granola on a slice of wholegrain toast that's been slathered with peanut butter? Need more ideas? The next time you make a batch of blueberry pancakes, why not top it off with a few handfuls of granola for some added texture and crunch? (that, btw, comes from a breakfast spot in Chicago that my ex BF was particularly fond of).

    This recipe for granola has been my go-to granola recipe for several years and has never let me down in the taste department. It’s loaded with all sorts of goodies and of course, you’re free to improvise as much as you‘d like.

    Homemade Granola
    (adapted from Alton Brown):
    1 and 1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup water
    4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon salt
    8 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)
    Chopped pecans, walnuts, whole almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, cashews (or any combination/proportions to equal 2 cups chopped nuts)
    Dried fruit suggestions: chopped up dried pear, cranberries, blueberries, golden raisins

    Preheat oven to 275 degrees F
    Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    Combine the brown sugar and water in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from microwave and add vanilla extract and salt.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture until thoroughly mixed. Spread the granola onto the cookie sheets and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until golden and crunchy. After removing from the oven, add the dried fruit and allow granola to cool completely. Store in airtight container once cooled.

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    Last edited by LariP; 01-18-2013 at 08:55 PM.

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    Re: Granola Time !

    I love Granola, especially with my yogurt, or sometimes with almond milk, as a snack. I will definetely have to try this recipe. Sounds yummy

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