Friday, January 7, 2011

Toasted Oat Granola Recipe


I was looking through my Cuisine at Home magazine and came across this terrific recipe for homemade granola. Actually I found alot of recipes I'd like to try, but most of them were pretty high in fat.  I'd like to shed a few pounds...so they will have to wait!



This recipe didn't seem too loaded in fat.{ especially if I don't eat too much} I like to put some on top of non fat yogurt. I love the crunch! It's also good on top of oatmeal, ice cream....just about anything. Brent likes a big bowl with milk...and I noticed he also likes to grab a handful right of the jar for a snack, too.

This recipe is full of crunchy oats and nuts, chewy cherries, and toasted coconut.... all with a sweet maple cinnamon flavor. I'll be making this often. It's delish!




Toasted Oat Granola

{This granola becomes more crisp as it cools.}

Makes 12 servings {6 cups}

Toast:
2 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
3/4 c. slivered almonds {I used pecans}
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. kosher salt

Combine:
1 c. dried cherries
1 c. sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 c. packed brown sugar

Stir in:
1/2 c. maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toast oats, almonds,cinnamon, and salt together in a large skillet until fragrant, 7-8 minutes. Combine the cherries,coconut,and brown sugar in a large bowl, add toasted oat mixture. Stir syrup into oat mixture to combine. Spread onto baking sheet and bake 18 minutes stirring halfway through baking.

Links:
Friday Potluck
Fantabulous Friday

6 comments:

Brownieville Girl said...

Lovely flavour combination - great start to the day.

Katerina said...

Great flavors. This is a very healthy way to begin a full day.

ceodraiocht said...

Looks yummy! Consider sharing it at the Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent picture link party http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/decidedly-healthy-or-horridly-decadent-blog-hop/

Thanks!!
Maggie

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

MMM ---- love granola! I need to make some to bring to snack on at the office! Thanks for linking to Friday Potluck this week!

Avril said...

There is seriously nothing better than homemade granola! I especially like it HOT out of the oven and then I eat it up with milk poured over it. YUM Laurie!

Please let me know when you receive your Tate's Bake Shop giveaway....should be in the next week or so. It is being sent directly from TBS. :-)

Lisa said...

How great that you can have homemade granola. I'd take yours over storebought any day.