This granola is a staple in our house. I suppose that’s primarily because it’s so easy to make, but I also like knowing exactly what’s in my granola, and you cannot compare the cost to store-bought. The price of cereal, particularly a high-quality granola is one of the things that really bugs me! Sooo, I make this all the time. It’s also great if you have kids away at school – it mails perfectly in a ziploc bag, tucked into a parcel or a bubble envelope for that matter. Give it a try – so tasty and easy. I eat about 1/4 of a cup of it with soy milk as part of my breakfast, or as a bedtime snack. LOVE IT.
Pecan Almond Granola
adapted from Cuisine at Home
3 cups large flake oats (preferably organic)
1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp pure almond extract
Preheat oven to 300 F. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, pecans, almonds, salt and cinnamon.
In a small pot, heat water and brown sugar until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add vegetable oil, vanilla and almond extract. Pour over oat mixture.
Toss. Spread onto baking sheet. Put in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir around and spread out again. Put back in for another 5 minutes.
Take out of the oven, and let it dry out uncovered for 1/2 hour or so. Place into an airtight container. Try it with milk, yogurt, kefir, or simply on it’s own. Enjoy!