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Old 04-22-2006, 01:05 PM   #11
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I do not put the dry milk in my granola, that was just on option listed in the cookbook. I usually eat the granola with a dairy product so never felt the need to add any non-fat milk to the granola.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:27 PM   #12
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my parents do grind the wheat... the night before.. then some water and a spoon of honey on it and let rest over night..
then you can add whatever you want.. apples, bananas, raisins.....
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:07 PM   #13
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Granola recipe from the 70s

OK, you freaks -
Put on some Inna Gadda da Vida and get on your best patched pair of jeans. We're gonna make some granola........

6 cups rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup (or more to taste) chopped assorted nuts and sunflower seeds

raisins to taste

2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup oil

Heat honey and oil until they come together ("...right now...over me").
Slowly pour mixture over dry ingredients. Mix carefully with hands until well coated.

Spread on cookie sheet approximately 1/4 inch thick. Toast in oven at 350 until golden brown (turning so it won't burn). Add raisins while cooling.

I think I also used to chop up and add dried apricots to this.
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #14
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Thanks mudbug, I do dried apricots too. I always tossed the raisins in at the beginning though. Any reason why you wait til the end to toss 'em in?
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:38 PM   #15
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Haven't made this in ages - just typed out what the recipe said. I would guess it's so the raisins don't dry out too much and turn into little pieces of asphalt.
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Old 04-22-2006, 05:44 PM   #16
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mudbug is right, add dried fruit after the baked granola has cooled, don't want asphalt in your granola....
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Old 04-22-2006, 06:20 PM   #17
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I don't remember where this is from but I know I made it once, many moons ago, and liked it:

3 c regular oats
2 c sweetened puffed-wheat cereal
c wheat bran
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
1/2 c applesauce
1/3 c honey
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground ginger
c chopped dried apricots
c sweetened dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine applesauce, honey, oil, cinnamon, and ginger in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until honey is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour applesauce mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Place mixture in a jelly-roll pan, and bake at 375F for 20 minutes. Gently stir granola, and bake an additional 15 minutes or until dry. Cool. Stir in apricots and cranberries.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes 7 cups (or 14 half-cup servings)



3 cups regular oats
1 cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
1/3 cup oat bran
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped dried apple

Preheat oven to 250.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup applesauce, honey, and brown sugar to pan, and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Pour applesauce mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in an even layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250 for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Stir in chopped apple.
Note: Store granola in an airtight container up to one week.

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:02 PM   #18
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Alix, here are two of my favorites.

Almond-Cranberry Crunch Granola

Homemade Granola
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:18 PM   #19
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Thanks PA, that looks lovely.

SierraCook, I knew you would have some help for me, I think Ken will particularly like the cranberry almond one.

As for the raisins, Ken and I both prefer them to be rather chewy and hard so I guess that is why I have always put them in at the beginning. Most of the time raisins in things make me gag. But for some unknown reason if they are rock hard, I can tolerate them. Weird I know.
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