Granola Recipe, by Patty Ryan

by Patty Ryan posted on 24 March 2015

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Our family loves granola. I’ve been buying it for years. Last year, I tried some Veronica had made for a coffee. It was fantastic! She told me how easy it was, and passed along her recipe. I´ve been making at least one batch a week since then. The recipe that follows is our family’s version of Veronica’s recipe. The great thing about it, you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste. No more store-bought granola for us, only homemade will do. Thanks Veronica!!

Recipe:
3 Cups rolled oats. Don´t use the fino or ones for muesli.
1/2 Cup coconut oil
1/4 Cup honey
1/4 Cup maple syrup (yes, really, and it´s perfect for this)
Available at Carrefour & Costco once it arrives.
1/2 Cup dried coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 Cup each of raw nuts, or seeds of your choice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon, more if you prefer
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

I get most of the ingredients, oats especially, from my local health food store.

Preheat oven to 170(EU) or 350 (US). You may need to play with the temperature and timing of your oven. In cooler months you´ll need to melt the coconut oil. I usually microwave it for just over a minute with the syrup and honey.

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. I spread the mixture on two, cookie sheets covered with baking paper. Two sheets allows more of the mixture to dry out. Check in at 15 minutes and stir the mix around allowing it to dry out as much as possible. You want the mixture golden brown. When you´ve reached the desired colour, remove and cool for 10 minutes on a rack. Break apart and let cool completely. Then place in a air tight container. Store in a cool, dry spot. ENJOY!