Become a Granola Making Liberal

Introduction: Become a Granola Making Liberal

About: My LED (I mean flashlight) Gummies profile photo is inspired by the LED Throwies.

Making granola is just as easy as making cookies, maybe even easier as you can wing the recipe with pretty good success.

My granola was loosely based on a recipe from Sunset Magazine, but I changed the ingredients and didn't measure anything. Even so it came out delicious.

When done, optionally donate your granola to the homeless to achieve the "liberal" part of the Instructable.

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients Together

I used something like:

3 c Oats, quick or old fashioned
1 T White sesame seeds
1/2 c Sunflower seeds
1/2 c Pecan pieces
1 c Slivered almonds

(The original ecipe had called for nonfat dried milk. By leaving this out you have a vegan delight.
It also suggested wheat germ and unsweetened coconut. )

Step 2: Boil Wet Ingredients Then Mix In

1/4 c. maple syrup
1/2 c honey
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Bring to a boil.
When boiling and liquified, remove from heat and mix in vanilla.

Pour and mix into the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Bake Spread on a Pan

Heat to 300.

Oil the pan (I used spray which worked fine).

A regular sized jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with edges) works well.

Bake for 15 min. Then turn it over.

If desired add dried fruit or raisins at this point.

Bake 10 min longer.

Step 4: Let It Cool and Break It Up

Let the granola cool in the pan, and it will harden.

Break into whatever size chunks you like and enjoy!

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    13 years ago on Introduction

    From one SF native to another, I just have to say... great title. Recipe looks promising, too. Thanks for making it vegan.


    13 years ago on Step 2

    Honey cooked = honey wasted. Flavor, aroma and most of the the beneficial components of honey are easily cooked off. Therefore temperature of honey should never get above 40 °C . For sweetening your cooking you can effectively use glucose syrup.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     It seems the honey here is acting more of a binder instead of purely aromatic/flavor...

    Similarly, I like jam - but understand that a bit of heat  is necessary to activate the naturally occurring pectin :p


    14 years ago on Introduction

    I object on the grounds that this instructable doesn't tell me how to be a liberal ;) I do need to try to make granola sometime, though.