March 27, 2015

Brown Sugar Granola

Mornings go better with granola, right?
At least, that seems to be the consensus around these parts.
Apparently, it doesn't get made often enough in this here kitchen.
The other day, a request was put in by one of our boys for some, so, I obliged.

I agreed that some granola might be a nice change from
the usual oatmeal.  I was right.

Everyone approved.  And, the granola?  It was easy and yummy.
Next time, maybe it will be a boy who whips up a batch.
This one didn't last more than two days.

Jennifer Jo has posted more than one granola recipe over
the last few years on her blog.  I dug this one out of her archives.
Only a few alterations were made from the original recipe found here.
Thank you, Jennifer Jo...your recipes are always a win with all of us.

What you need:

10 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup chopped pecans (soaked and dried are best)
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 and 1/3 cup golden brown sugar
a light sprinkling of sea salt
2/3 cup melted coconut oil (unrefined, cold pressed)
2/3 cup grapeseed oil (or any neutral tasting oil)
3/4 cup water
1/2 Tbsp maple flavouring
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

What you do:

Mix together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Mix together all wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.
Pour wet ingredients over dry and mix thoroughly.
Spread onto two jelly roll pans (cookie sheets with sides) lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 250 degrees F for 2 to 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
Test for doneness by removing a small amount of granola and allowing
to should be golden in colour have a nice light crunch to it.

Serve with cold milk and any add-ins you like.
Store in a sealed container and use in about a week or so.
Freeze for longer storage ~ absolutely not necessary around here.

Happy Granola-ing!
Many Blessings, Camille


Melissa said...

I wonder if you could make this into bars?

Jennifer Jo said...

You ate all that in TWO days?! You poor mama, you! How do you ever get out of the kitchen?!!

Camille said...

Dear Melissa ~ This recipe is too crumbly for bars. Perhaps if you play with it and add in some peanut butter or almond butter to hold it together? Please let me know if you give it a go. :)

Dear Jennifer Jo ~ I only made half your, it would have lasted four days at the rate it was consumed. I didn't mean to make you feel sorry for me! Hugs to you. :)

Many Blessings,

Intentional Living Homestead said...

This looks delicious. Might just have to add the recipe to my collection since I do not have a single granola recipe. Weird Hey. Well, now I do..cause if you say it's good...I believe it is:-)


Camille said...

Dear Connie ~ I hope you like it! Hugs to you! Blessings, Camille