I'm finally back from my no-good-excuse hiatus and I'm ready to get bloggin' again! I have been cooking, I just haven't been documenting it, so here we go!
This recipe makes me happy. It is so yummy! I was never a big granola person, probably because I'm not a huge fan of raisins, and most store-bought granola has raisins, but this granola is delicious! It has just the right amount of sweet and it's nice and hearty and healthy. It's pretty basic, but you can add dried fruit to it if you want, or just eat it plain or with fresh strawberries like I do. :) This is another recipe from my sister Amy and once again it's a winner!
6 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. nuts, chopped (pecans, walnuts, almonds, whatever)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 T. brown sugar
1/3 c. pure maple syrup
1/3 c. honey*
1/4 c. fruit juice (apple, pineapple, orange, etc.)
1/2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
Spread out onto a greased cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) and bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes (so you'll stir it twice).
Store in an airtight container (or large ziploc bag). Add dried fruit if desired.
*Instead of using 1/3 c. each of honey and maple syrup, she says you can do all of one.
Source: Amy Weaver