Wednesday, May 11, 2011

i think i am hooked on making my own granola.

(disclaimer: these photos are not from this recipe, but throw in a few cranberries and there you go.)
i have made three batches and the last one's good enough to hand out!

i worked from a recipe in the Taste of Homes magazine, Oct/Nov 1995 issue and went from there.

Cranberry Granola
1/4 c molasses
1 1/3 c honey
1/2 c oil (vegetable, etc.)
1/3 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbl peanut butter or almond butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 c sliced almonds
About a handful or so of dried cranberries
1 c chopped walnuts
1 c All Bran
8 c old fashioned oats

Heat oven to 300 degrees F.  Melt all but the last four ingredients in a sauce pan.  Add the bran, nuts and the oats to a large bowl and mix.  Once the ingredients in the saucepan are melted pour over oats and mix until all coated.  Spread evenly onto two ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for a total of 15 to 20 min.  Stirring every 5 minutes.  In the last 10 minutes sprinkle the cranberries on the granola.  Let cool before removing from sheet.  This is where the clusters form.  Once cool store in airtight container.  Makes a bunch!  I will have to get you the real amount later.  Enjoy!


Jen Graham said...

That looks yummy... I have everything but the bran.... I might have to try it soon!

Pressed Petals said...

jen...thanks. you could make it without the bran. that's what is nice about granola, you can use this and that.

Mandi@TidbitsfromtheTremaynes said...

Yum! Definitely a must-try.