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Old 12-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #11
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My recipe sort of resembles most of these, unfortunately I never measure, but I use canola oil instead of butter adn heat it up in a small sauce pan with the honey so that I can mix them together before I mix them in with the oats (I also use ground nuts, flax seed, sesame seed in mine -- kids dont like "chunks") and cinnamon and vanilla when I remember to put it in. I bake on cookie sheets for about an hour at 300 turning (stirring/ fliping with spatula!) every 20 min or so. If I do it any hotter, the granola tends to burnor at least darken too much b/c of honey's sugar content. good luck, it is a great way to save$$$
Could you share any ballpark quantities? I've been looking for a recipe that uses canola since there are dairy/soy allergies in the family.

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Old 12-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #12
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going to have to try some of these recipes later!!!
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I love the recipes from hillbilly housewife, they are inexpensive and taste delicious. I usually add whatever dried fruit that we have on hand. I love the brown sugar granola. I might have to add it to my Christmas morning breakfast menu. Here are the links:
peanut butter granola
honey granola
raw brown sugar granola

ETA: You can even make your own brown sugar and it tastes delicious.
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It seems most of the recipes say to add the nuts AFTER the granola is baked, but I want the nuts baked into the granola so they are stuck with the oatmeal (thinking granola clusters here). Is there a reason you can't add the nuts before baking?
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oh sound yummy
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I always bake in any seeds or nuts...I wait on chocolate (for obvious reasons) & dried fruit (just b/c I don't really know what it will do).
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I always bake in any seeds or nuts...I wait on chocolate (for obvious reasons) & dried fruit (just b/c I don't really know what it will do).
Thanks! I tried the Hillbilly Housewife honey granola recipe today with my 4.5 yo and added sliced almonds and sunflower seeds to it. It came out yummy!!! DS even approved The recipe said to bake it for 10 mins at 375, but it didn't crunch up except for around the edges. I think I'll try cooking it for longer at a lower temp like some of the other recipes call for.
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Here's one I posted on my blog mayasmom23.blogspot.com

Yummy Old Fashioned Granola

1 tub of old fashioned oats
11/2 c. of brown sugar
1/2 c. of sugar
1 box of yellow cake mix
3 T. ground cinnamon (more if you like it cinnamony)
1/2 c. honey
3/4 c. maple syrup
1 stick of melted butter

Mix all together until the oats become crumbly. You may
have to add more honey to this if it seems alittle dry.
Spread out evenly on cookie sheet. (you will do this a
few times) and bake for 30-40 min. until lightly brown
@ 350 degrees. Let cool. You can at this point add
dried blueberries, craisins, coconut, pecans whatever
really to the granola.....enjoy!
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Re: Homemade Granola

I love, love, love this recipe. I've made it many, many times, and it's only failed me once. I decided to add a little bit of honey instead of the usual brown sugar that I typically make it with, and when I did, the granola stuck to the pan in places. It's never stuck to the pan before. I will never ever use honey in it again.

http://alladither.typepad.com/halfas...e-granola.html

This is so delicious.

3-1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup whole almonds, unsalted
1 cup coconut, unsweetened (optional)
3 Tablespoons flax seeds, sesame seeds or sunflower seeds
1 cup dried fruit (optional)
1 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 cup brown sugar or honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spread onto cookie sheet with edges or large baking dish.

Bake for 10 minutes. Stir. Bake for 10 more minutes. Serve with yogurt or cold milk. Also great by the handful.
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Need to make some of this now... the kids love it.
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