I love granola. I haven't been able to find one that I loved, ready made. So I decided to make my own. After much experimenting and reading and trying other recipes. I came up with this one. I have a large family and have made this recipe to suit our needs. I hope you enjoy it!
Step 1: What You Will Need
I make two batches of granola every Sunday. One I make with the nuts and one without.
12 cups of quick oats
1 cup of Olive oil (or your favorite light oil, canola, grapeseed)
1 cup of Maple syrup if you don't like the flavor of the maple syrup I have also made it with light corn syrup
1 cup of packed dark brown sugar. If you prefer the light or golden feel free to substitute
3 cups of shredded Coconut- again this is optional, if your allergic or just don't like the consistency don't put it in.
3 cups of sliced almonds- I just buy the whole ones and chop mine up these are optional
1 cup of dried fruit-again optional. In the one I make without nuts I also do not add the dried fruit. The kids add fresh strawberries, bananas to their own bowl.
1 pan large enough to hold everything. I use my roasting pan.
3 cups of chopped cashews- again optional
knife for chopping nuts
Step 2: Prepare Your Ingredients
Now is when you will chop your nuts up if you bought them whole.
No need to chop them too small. I like the way they clump together while they are baking. No need for them to all be the same size either.
Step 3: Putting It All Together
Now add your oil , mix.
Then add the syrup. mix well.
Step 4: Time to Bake
Place your pan into the oven. You are going to stir the granola every fifteen minutes for one hour and fifteen minutes. This way it gets a nice even color.
Let cool. This is when you add your dried fruit , chocolate chips if you want.
We eat it over soy yogurt, with soy milk, also if you heat up your milk then pour it over the granola yummy!!
I hope you have enjoyed my first instruct-able.