Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Great Granola (finally!)

I have tried granola recipe after granola recipe and I just have never gotten it quite right. Until today. The inspiration was some yogurt that was on sale that was SO GOOD that it required better treatment than just plain 'ol yogurt. (Greek Gods is the brand and good is the taste)

Granola Recipe

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of Agave (more if you like it sweeter, but if you substitute honey don't put more than 1/2 cup)
4 cups of rolled oats
1/2 t vanilla
dash of salt
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup millet (optional)
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oats, nuts, millet and coconut in a large bowl and set aside. Combine butter and agave nectar in a pot and heat to a boil, stirring constantly. Let it boil for one minute (not stirring), then take it off the fire, add the vanilla and stir. Pour in a thin stream over oats and stir to coat.

Once it's all coated, pour into baking sheets and toast at 10 minute intervals, stirring at each interval, until browned and crispy. (30-45 minutes) Let it cool completely, it will crisp up more as it cools. Once it's completely cooled you can store it.

A little of this yogurt, a spoonful of homemade Alaskan blueberry jam and a sprinkle of granola...heaven in a cup.

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