Saturday, January 22, 2011

Light and Fluffy Granola

I promised you another recipe for granola with a bit of a different texture and I shall provide!  This is a recipe from a college student and her mom where my mom lives.  The texture is so light.  To me, it is the perfect granola!!!  Now, I must admit that I have tried to make this several times.  The first two times, I had been given the wrong amount of oil...this made a very dry granola (though it was still good and I still ate it!).  The last two times I made it, I cooked it a bit too long, so there were parts that were burnt...but it was still good and I still ate it!  The recipe makes a LOT of granola.  So, either make it and share, cut the recipe in half, or make the whole thing for yourself and enjoy it. 
Granola  from Sandy/Alyssa Bantz 1 1/3 (I used 1 cup and it was fine) cup oil
2/3 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
9 cups oats (1/2 quick,, ½ regular)
2 cups shredded coconut (I have used a decreased amount and omitted before)
1 cup wheat germ, rye flour, or whole wheat flour (I've used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 wheat germ)
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Blend together oil, honey, and vanilla.  In a LARGE bowl, stir together oats, coconut, flour/germ, and nuts.
Blend honey mixture in bowl of oats. Spread granola mix on 3 or 4 baking pans. Bake at 300 until golden and toasty, stirring every 20 minutes. (about 3 cycles) Remove from oven and cool in pan.

Variations: Add seeds, different proportions of oats:flour. Use cinnamon different oils or butter.  Cinnamon is very good addition!  If you add dried fruit, add this AFTER baking!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Joanne said...

I would probably just make the whole thing and sit around eating it off the tray! Delicious.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Can you just use quick oats instead of half/half?

Claire said...

Joanne - You should make it! :-) My dad just sneaks spoonfuls of it.

JR - I don't see why not, the old fashioned just give it a fuller feeling. I think I'd miss it but I don't think it would be detrimental.