22 July 2011

In its latest incarnation

 Prefacing note: this blog seems to have consisted of recipes lately. That's because I was in a cooking rut and have been trying to mix things up; because I've made some changes to what we eat in recent months and therefore was experimenting with novel ingredients or combinations thereof; and because it's summertime, so I have more leisure to search for and try new things. Recipe posts ensue.

So . . . granola. We like it, especially with yogurt and fruit, but I haven't made it in a while. I decided to stir up a batch this morning, but altered the ratio of oats and Other Good Things, as I'm trying to avoid grains. This one is about half and half, and I will therefore allow myself some. :) It's delicious!


Nutty Granola 

3 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups chopped almonds and/or walnuts
2 cups dried shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 cup steel-cut oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt
3/4 cup honey
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Preheat oven to 325.
2) Stir together first seven ingredients in very large mixing bowl. Melt remaining ingredients together over medium heat, stirring frequently. Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix until thoroughly coated.
3) Spread in jelly roll pan and bake for 45-60 minutes (until browned to your liking); stir every 15 minutes to avoid burning and allow granola to brown evenly.
4) Let granola cool completely before storing in airtight container. Freezes well.

Shared on Fight Back Friday.

{image credit: Shokora}

1 comment:

  1. I'm actually glad you are--your recipes are so healthy and tasty. I'm not so much in a food rut lately as a "I have no ideas for meals and am too tired to want to page around finding some" feeling. I've just been looking for a new granola recipe because the others I've tried were not keepers. Thank you!