4/25/11

Pantry Granola

My sweet friend, Rachel, recently bless us with a delicious bag of homemade granola! It was wonderful and disappeared quickly. I decided to try my hand at making a batch, using items from my pantry. We thought it turned out great. Granola keeps really well in an airtight container. It makes a great gift and is yummy sprinkled over yogurt, ice cream or eaten with milk like cereal. It's great by the handful too!

Pantry Granola


This time of year, we are all needing little gifts for the various teachers in our kids' lives. This granola makes a great happy! Spoon into a plastic freezer bag, a clear jar (For safety reasons, use a plastic jar, if a child is delivering gift!) or cover the oats container with pretty paper and use it.
I found this cute canning tag HERE. I thought it worked fine for the granola too!

Pantry Granola

Tip from Rachel: To insure granola browns evenly, pull the granola from the edges of the pan toward the middle when you stir the granola because the edges tend to brown more quickly.

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (18-ounce) container regular rolled oats
1 cup raw nuts (coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, sunflower seeds or sliver almonds - or a combination!)
1 cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots, apples, peaches - or a combination!)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large stock pot, melt butter.
Add honey and brown sugar to melted butter, stirring until well combined.
Add oats to butter mixture, stirring well to completely coat oats and nuts.
Spread on cookie sheet(s) and place in oven, baking for 10 minutes.
Stir well; add pecans and bake 10 minutes longer.
Stir well; add dried fruit and return to oven for about 5 minutes.

Note: You may decrease or increase baking time depending on how crunchy or chewy your family prefers their granola. We like ours crunchy, so that’s what you’ll get if you follow these directions. The granola will seem a bit moist, when you first remove it from the over, but it will get crunchy as it cools.

3 comments:

  1. I made this and it went over VERY WELL - thanks!!

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  2. Hey, Susieloulou!!!
    I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful summer!
    I am so glad you guys liked the granola!!!
    Take care!!

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  3. Hi Connie! I do hope you and your family are all well and happy. Been a busy summer here. Hubby had knee surgery June 14 and has been home since then recovering. Going back to work Sept. 21. I am well and looking forward to the cooler fall weather. God bless you and your family. :)

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