Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Homemade Granola

Hello everyone!

Thank you for your patience on a slow blogging week. We have had 4 funerals and a wedding (sounds like a movie title) in the last week, so needless to say blogging had to take the back seat temporarily.

But now I'm back and ready to go! During the giveaway two weeks ago I asked y'all what kind of posts you would like to see. So per Tami's request today I have a recipe post.

First some background: Our family LOVES granola! Sometimes we go through 2 or 3 boxes a week. Even though we buy an organic granola we really wanted to make our own. We tried several recipes before finding this one on the Raising Homemakers link-up. It is our new family favorite.

Homemade Granola
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
3 Tb packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey
2 TB vegtable oil

1 cup dried fruit              
1 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees-Place parchment paper on baking sheet. Mix together first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir honey and oil together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; until smooth. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and toss. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 30-40 mins. stirring every 10 mins. Cool on rack; stir granola-cool and mix in dried fruit and almonds.

Note-we don't put in any fruit or almonds. Instead we just make a basic granola and let people add their own fruit, nuts etc.

These pictures show us making our weekly triple batch.
Our wonderful XXL bowl, with Mom and yours truly in the reflection
For extra credit, what sign am I making?
Preparing the triple batch
I love texture!
more texture
The finished product!


  1. YUM!!! miss t

  2. This looks delicious but I have a question. Is it possible to leave out the salt and still get the same results? My husband is on a strict low-salt diet. I know he gets tired of eating plain old oatmeal so I would love to give this recipe a try to give him some breakfast variety. I would appreciate an answer if you happen to know. Thanks so much.


  3. Victoria,

    The salt only slightly enhances the flavor. It is such a small measurement (1/4 tsp) omitting it shouldn't change the taste. We like to serve ours with yogurt and fresh fruit as parfaits. Hope you and your husband enjoy.

  4. Thanks so much!


  5. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!!! I will have to try that! Thanks for all the step by step pics! (=


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