Thursday, April 24, 2008
Homemade Granola (this recipe has been halved from the original) ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup water 2 tsp vanilla ½ tsp salt 4 cups oatmeal (not the quick cook kind) Handful of nuts (if desired, I use almonds) Preheat oven to 275 and line baking sheet with parchment (or if you must, spray with non stick spray) Mix sugar & water in microwave cup, microwave 3 to 4 minutes til dissolved. Add salt & vanilla and mix well Pour over oatmeal & nuts in bowl. Spread as thin as possible on baking sheet. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour til brown but still pliable. Allow to cool & store in airtight container or Ziploc bag. Originally, I only used this as a snack or to top yogart. But then DH fell in love with Special K cereal with the almonds. Since it hasn’t been on sale lately, I made this & had him try with milk and that’s what he’s been eating since.