Granola is not just for tree huggers anymore!
If you have never made granola from scratch before you should give it try. I made a batch for the first time this weekend and it was over the top delicious. I found a recipe for homemade granola on mamasminueta and plan on making it again and again and again. Scrumptious does not even begin to describe it.
Here is the recipe…
Toss 5 cups of rolled oats with 1 cup of sweetened coconut and set aside.
In a saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar and honey until creamy.
Pour the softened mixture over the granola.
Mix thoroughly. I used my hands to make sure everything was mixed well. Spread granola mixture into a 9″ x 13″ pan and bake at 250 degrees. Stir every 15-20 minutes for about 60 minutes.
Let granola cool to room temperature and add in dried fruit. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
5 cups rolled oats (I used Bob’s Rolled Oats)
2 cups chopped almonds (optional)
1 cup coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey (I used Great Lakes Honey)
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup dried fruit (I used these dried cranberries)
Toss the oats, nuts, coconut, and salt together in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter over medium-high heat until creamy. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to combine. (The wet ingredients were quite thick, almost like cookie dough, so I had to use my fingers to blend it together.) Put the ingredients into a 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 250 degrees for 60-90 minutes, stirring every fifteen minutes. Cool to room temperature, add dried fruit, and store in an airtight container.