Sunday, January 11, 2009

you haven't made it all year!

This is what my kids have been chanting at me for a couple of days now...mind you it's only January 11th. They say "you haven't made it all year!" like it's been months. But, they know how to wear me down...so yesterday I made some of our favorite granola and I thought I'd share the recipe. It is easy and so good, and the nice thing about it is that it makes a ton so you can eat your fill and still have enough to share!


Favorite Granola

In a large bowl, mix 9 cups of oats, 1 1/2 cups of coconut (you really don't taste the coconut...honest) 1 1/2 cups of nuts (I used chopped pecans), 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups wheat germ.
In a separate bowl, blend together: 3/4 cup of water, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 cups of oil (I used canola), 4 tsp. vanillaPour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix well to incorporate. Spread this mixture onto jelly roll pans or cookie sheets with sides. You might need more than one. Bake for 45 at 250 degrees. Stir and bake an additional 15 minutes. I usually use a flip to flip it all over. Store in airtight containers. This will keep well for quite a while.We enjoy our granola with milk for breakfast, on yogurt, as an ice cream topper or even sprinkled on baked fruit as like a cobbler! Enjoy!

11 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

can't wait to try it! thanks for the recipe.
love those w&s bowls!

Rachel Marini said...

Sound yummy! I'll have to try it! Thanks Lisa- you make the greatest food! I wish I could have a copy of all your recipes :)
Love ya,
Rachel

a friend to knit with said...

it looks fabulous.
making granola is on my list of things to do tomorrow!
your recipe sounds great!

Liz said...

It sounds delicious! I'm going to have tog et my husband to make a batch for us.

Denise said...

That looks so good, I've never made granola before, I might just have to try it :)
Have a great Monday.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, that looks yummy!!! I'm going to tweak the recipe for Isaiah. =0) I'll let you know how it turns out.

Kelly

mark said...

you haven't made it for me all year, either!! i tried as best i could to reach out and grab some from that perfectly portioned bowl. hurry up virtual reality! better yet, hurry up hilton head!

ali said...

I've never made my own granola!! I totally need to try it.

Thanks for sharing your recipe-
happy knitting!

asti said...

Hi ! I've come over from Denises. I might just have to make this today. We love granola - I've just got out of the habit of making it. Thanks :)

Kathy said...

Thanks. I am sending everyone over here for your recipe! it is very much like mine. Mine has honey in it too. Thanks for yours!

Cathy said...

Sounds good, and looks even better! Thanks for posting your recipe and for directing me to it. Come back and visit, ok? Where in MD are you? I am in central Virginia...