Friday, August 3, 2007

Granola


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbls. molasses
7 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
optional: nuts, dried fruit, raisins, etc.

Combine oil, honey and molasses in saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until honey melts; about 2 minutes.

Add in 3 cups of oats. Mix well. Stir in remaining oats. Turn into large baking pan. Bake at 285 F for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. Let cool. Store in airtight container.

I usually add tropical dried fruit, raisins, and sliced almonds. (These are added during the cooling process)

10 comments:

USAincognito said...

Mmmmmm.....this sounds really yummy!! :)

Miss Eagle said...

Tracy, love your food blog. You have utensils in your title as I do at Oz Tucker at http://oztucker.blogspot.com. I am sorry to sound dumb and naive but is granola eaten like muesli - just add milk? It sounds yummy. And I love rolled oats.

Blessings and bliss

Tracy said...

Miss Eagle,
Yes, you just add milk, exactly like muesli! And welcome!

Vicky said...

Made this on Saturday - very tasty and so easy! Thank you!

Karen said...

I made granola years ago, but stopped making it because it was time intesive. I like your recipe much better and plan to make it soon. Thanks for sharing it!

Jessica said...

could you make this without the oil and the molasses and just use the honey?

Tracy said...

Jessica,
You could curt back on the oil, but I wouldn't leave it out entirely. I've been using coconut oil in mine, and it tastes wonderful, and is healthier. As for the molasses, you could use brown sugar, or add extra honey, but molasses is quite good for you.

Jessica said...

I am going to be doing a Daniel Fast soon, which is only fruits, vegatables, beans and grains. No oils (except olive) and no sugars. Which is why I wondered about the granola! Thanks so much.

Tracy said...

Jessica,
According to this site : http://danielfast.wordpress.com/daniel-fast-food-list/

you can have canola oil. You can make the granola with that, leave out the honey and molasses, and don't add any dried fruit except raisins. (The other varieties all have added sugar. You can add nuts, though!

kimberly said...

Making my second batch of this now! yum!