Sunday, March 30, 2014

Home made Granola

Ok I'm in. Home made granola a deliciously delightful treat, snack, meal .......
I had seen this  recipe via Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) and thought wow that looks delicious and really easy to make. So when I was asked to include some granola in a wedding breakfast basket I thought here is my chance to use the recipe.

It is easy, a one pot wonder as we say because all the ingredients go into one bowl then you bake it in 1 pan and 45 minutes later you have this great granola that you can put in your cereal mix into your yogurt or just put in a baggie and you have an instant snack.

Thank you Ina Garten you have done it again.

Please note that the add ins can be suited to your particular tastes. Add or subtract the fruit, nuts as you wish.

Here is how it all comes together


4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

2 cups sliced almonds

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup good honey

1 1/2 cups small diced dried apricots

1 cup small diced dried figs

1 cup dried cherries

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Pour onto a 13 by 18 by 1-inch sheet pan. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even, golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add the apricots, figs, cherries, cranberries, and cashews. Store the cooled granola in an airtight container

Delicious! Enjoy! if you make this please leave me a comment saying how much you enjoyed it and if you changed any of the ingredients.

Until tomorrow eat well, live well

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