Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Granola Recipe

Okay, Here it is. I'm not even going to try to sell you this one, because if you are here, you are probably in search of it. I'll just say that my husband attributes a bit of the success of our marriage to this recipe. Try it. You'll like it.

Maple Nut Granola

1 1/2 lbs. rolled oats (about six cups, but buy a scale, they're really fabulous!)
3/4 cup hulled sesame seeds
3/4 cup pepitas
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup non-instant dry milk
1 1/2 T cinnamon

1 1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup maple syrup (you can up this to a full cup if you want it really sweet)
1 1/2 T vanilla extract
3/4 T almond extract

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients in your biggest bowl. Then whisk all of the wet ingredients together in a bowl or 4 c measuring cup. Combine and stir stir stir. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Spread the granola evenly on the baking sheets. Put them in the oven. Set your timer for 30 minutes and go do something else. When the timer goes off, take the baking sheets out of the oven, shuffle the granola around with a spatula, and switch the trays to different positions in your oven. Set the time again for 30 minutes, go do something else again, and repeat the shuffling and switching process again. One more time, set your timer, off you go, and this time it's done. Now you have gotten many things accomplished, your house smells excellent, and you have granola. Let it cool and place into an airtight container or the fridge or freezer if you're planning to make it last. (good luck with that)


  1. I would just like to point out that the granola is merely the icing on the yogurt that actually holds our marriage together.

  2. both S and I would like to second the level of praise that this yogurt AND granola deserve!!!!

    i'm spoiled now- all yogurt i've eaten since doesn't compare. seriously- i've tried 3. you ruined me, lady.

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