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August 1, 2020

Chas’s Great Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola and Cofffee Chas and his wife Trish are long time family friends of my husband, Kurt, and we have spent many weekends together at my cabin at Burntside Lake and their cabin in Cornucopia, Wisconsin. Chas makes great homemade granola. His granola is the perfect amount of crunchy and not too sweet. I like that you can add dried fruit, depending on what you like. This granola is great on yogurt, with milk or mixed with fresh fruit.

Homemade Granola Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 8-9 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. slivered almonds, roasted (can buy roasted; or toast them on a cookie sheet in the oven @ 375 degrees prior to mixing in)
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds, roasted (you can sub pumpkin seeds too)
  • 1 c. veg. oil
  • 1 c. honeyMixing Homemade Granola
  • ¼ – 1/3 c. molasses
  • 1-1.5 c. boiled flax seed goop (1/3 c. flax seed in 1.5 c. boiling water; simmer for 5 minutes or until goopy)

Optional Additions

  • 1 c. raisins
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 1 c. any other dried fruit (optional)
  • You can substitute dried bananas or blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a big bowl.Homemade Granola Baking
  • Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. (They don’t mix well; don’t worry!)
  • Add wet to dry ingredient; stir well.
  • Spray 2 large cookie sheets (with ½ in. rim; not totally flat) w/olive oil
  • Divide and spread granola mix evenly between them.
  • Bake for about 1 hour at 300 degrees, turning pans around, and switching top to bottom every 15 min
  • Let pans cool thoroughly. Granola should get hard and crispy.  (If not, adjust wet/dry ratio next time.)
  • Chip off cooled granola into large bowl.  Crumble it up and mix in dried fruit(s)

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Homemade Granola

INGREDIENTS

  • 8-9 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. shredded coconut
  • 1 c. slivered almonds, roasted (can buy roasted; or toast them on a cookie sheet in the oven @ 375 degrees prior to mixing in)
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds, roasted (you can sub pumpkin seeds too)
  • 1 c. veg. oil
  • 1 c. honey
  • ¼ – 1/3 c. molasses
  • 1-1.5 c. boiled flax seed goop (1/3 c. flax seed in 1.5 c. boiling water; simmer for 5 minutes or until goopy)

Optional Additions

  • 1 c. raisins
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 1 c. any other dried fruit (optional)
  • You can substitute dried bananas or blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a big bowl.
  • Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. (They don’t mix well; don’t worry!)
  • Add wet to dry ingredient; stir well.
  • Spray 2 large cookie sheets (with ½ in. rim; not totally flat) w/olive oil
  • Divide and spread granola mix evenly between them.
  • Bake for about 1 hour at 300 degrees, turning pans around, and switching top to bottom every 15 min
  • Let pans cool thoroughly. Granola should get hard and crispy.  (If not, adjust wet/dry ratio next time.)
  • Chip off cooled granola into large bowl.  Crumble it up and mix in dried fruit(s)

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