Thursday, October 9, 2008

Recipe: granola


Growing up, granola with chocolate chips was the Sunday morning staple. Over the years, my mom has tweaked the recipe to perfection and it's one of my very favorite breakfast foods. Our family of three goes through a huge batch every few weeks!

Combine:

10 cups oatmeal ( we use half quick and half old fashioned)
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup powdered milk
2/3 cup coconut
2/3 cup chopped almonds (opt.)

Combine, and add to dry ingredients:

1 1/4 cup oil
scant 1 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1 T vanilla

Bake in a 9x13 pan at 300 for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Top with dried fruit (or chocolate chips) and enjoy.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Anna!

I have to laugh, because even though I've tweaked my recipe, it looks like you ended up with your own tweaking :). We'll have to compare recipes :). Yours looks like less sweetener but more oil, more flour, but less drided milk. Maybe I'll like yours better!

It's so fun that it's become one of your favorites.

Love you,
Mama

Anonymous said...

Mmm, Anna it look's goooood:)

Well can't think of much more to say:)

Bekka

a'yi said...

I think I agree with Bekka, it does look good. We'll have to try it sometime. :)

Mrs. Querido said...

Looks delicious! I am trying to find a good frugal granola recipe and this just might be it :) Thanks for sharing.

I grew up with granola too...although, we never had chocolate chips on ours...hmmm I think I was missing out! lol

Anna said...

Hope you like it!

Yes, chocolate chips were a must on Sunday mornings. :) (Have to get that serving of chocolate in somehow, you know!)

Hmmm... that funny Mama! I thought I had it just the way you made it. Lol...

WendyDarling said...

This sounds wonderful!! :-) thank you for sharing.

The Happy Housewife said...

oh, this one does look really good. I have everything but the almonds... I will put them on my shopping list!
Thanks!
Toni