Tuesday, April 30, 2013

From The Kitchen: Good Start Granola

Homemade Granola. It's Easy!
Here's the thing. G is a cereal in the morning man. He's sometimes a cereal for dessert man too. And he loves granola. We go through boxes of granola lickity split.  I'm not sure if he knows this, but generally speaking when he pours his bowl of granola, it's way more than a serving. Like I said, he loves granola.
Since he loves granola so much, and it seems to be made of some pretty basic ingredients, I thought it was time to make a big batch of homemade goodness for the man until his bowl runneth over.
I found a good few recipes, including this one from Stone Gable.  I got the basic gist of it and made up my own. A little more of this, none of that, less of this........you get the picture. 
Good Start Granola
6 cups of rolled oats (I used Red's extra thick)
1/2 cup of wheat germ
3/4 slivered almonds
1 1/3 cup of coconut (flaked)
2 cups raisins
3/4 cup of brown sugar (reserve a 1/4 of a cup)
1tbs of cinnamon
2 tbs. of vanilla
Combine the oats, almonds, wheat germ, coconut, 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.  Spread on cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 225f degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Turn every 15 minutes, and sprinkle with reserved brown sugar and drizzle with honey. 
If you're gluten intolerant, leave out the wheat germ and if you have nut allergy swap out the almonds for another dried fruit. 
An easy, homemade breakfast. I doubt you'll want store bought granola again. (See Mom, it really wasn't hard.)
Have a great day wherever you are. The sun is shining here and the windows are open. It actually feels like Spring, so I'm going with it. Hope to get out into my flower beds at the end of the day. Maybe even before then for a break.
Ciao for now,


  1. what a lucky man G is to have a woman like you, willing to slave over a hot stove...

    1. well, i'm not sure how much slaving there was involved. but he sure loves the granola.

  2. Love your photography on this post. I've been wanting to make granola...pinned it!

    1. Thanks Sarah! and i LOVE your cyantype (? going by my short memory here) curtain tiebacks!!! PRETTY!


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