Each Tuesday Misi, of Gable House Musings, chooses a theme and invites bloggers to play along with her "Tuesday Display Chain" by featuring items from their collections. Since many of us are browsing through magazines and looking online for holiday ideas such as gifts, decorating ideas & recipes, Let us give a little of ourselves here through blogland. This week's theme is "To Share".
I'd like to share my recipe for homemade granola...a huge hit at out house. My husband & sons think this is a real treat for breakfast served with fruit and yogurt. It also makes a great healthy snack. I make up a big batch at Christmas for gift giving. It looks great in a cello bag tied with a piece of homespun and a handmade tag. I've made it for fund raisers and bazaars and it is always the first thing that sells out. I hope it will become a favorite at your house too.
Homemade Granola by Kattywhompus
In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients except raisins until well blended.
2 1/2 Cups Old Fashion Oats
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Sunflower Meats
1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 Cup Flaked Coconut
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
* 1/2 Cup Golden Raisins & 1/2 Cup Dark Raisins
Of course the above ingredients can be adjusted to your taste...try a variety of nuts and dried fruit for lots of different flavors!
Melt butter and honey together and then add vanilla. Pour over dry granola mixture and toss until well coated.
1/3 Cup Butter
1/3 Cup Honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Spread granola in a thin layer on two lightly greased cookie sheets (pans with sides work best).
|Forgive my "well seasoned" baking pan...the best kind. :)|
Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. Stir frequently while baking. Pay special attention to granola around the edges of the pan. When granola turns a golden brown, remove from oven & spread on wax paper or foil to cool. Stir in raisins, and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
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