February 26, 2010

in my recipe box: homemade granola

Crunchy bites of oats and almonds with just the right amount of sweet.

A perfect bowl of granola is a great way to start the day.
(Or end it, if you're anything like your's truly)...

Homemade Granola
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup raw almonds, chopped
½ cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp turbinado sugar
Good pinch of salt
6 tbsp mild honey
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut, sugar, and salt. Stir well to blend.
In a small saucepan, warm the honey and oil over low heat, whisking occasionally until the honey is loose. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir until well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden, stirring halfway through. Let cool on pan and stir well to keep it from forming into a solid mass. (You can still break it up with your hands if this happens.)
Store in an airtight container.

(Original recipe via Orangette. Slightly modified. And yes, I realize that I didn't include the bittersweet chocolate (what? who AM i??)... I plan to! Just not this week.)


Elsa May said...

Yum! I'm so in awe of your cooking and recipes :)

mulberry and marie said...

Yummy! My mouth is watering looking at that picture!

mary said...

This is my husband's new obsession! He also makes homemade granola bars using a recipe from Alton Brown and LOVES them...he makes them every Sunday so he can have enough for the week. :)

Kristin said...

Ooh Mary! I love homemade granola bars... I'm going to have to give Alton's recipe a whirl!