Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola 
Cindy Savoldi 

2-1/2 cups regular oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins or Craisins
1/2 cup slivered or chopped almonds (optional)
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup butter or margarine (or use powdered butter)
1/3 cup honey

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat butter and honey together until butter melts. (Microwave works well for this.) Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl first, and then fold in the honey and butter mixture. Spread on a greased cookie sheet/baking pan that's at least 9 x 13". Cook for 13-15 minutes [some ovens make take as much as 20, but I set mine for 13 and watch it as it gets to the end]. If you want softer granola, take it out when the time is done, before it is light brown. If you prefer hard granola, wait until it is just barely light brown. As it is cooling on the pan, it will set and stick together more than it looks like it will. Break apart when cool. Enjoy! It is so good plain, as cereal (with milk), or with yogurt! 
Store in Ziploc or airtight container for up to 1 week. You can also make extra and freeze in a freezer bag. 

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