Now that I got that out of the way onto the good stuff!
So I had one of those moments this week where I was thinking of one thing, it turned into another thing and I suddenly realized I had a recipe for homemade granola stored on my computer and I really wanted to make it. The original recipe is from some Bed and Breakfast in Texas, what part of Texas I don’t remember…what is it called that I don’t recall either. It was at least 7 years ago and at least 4 years since I last made it.
So I pulled up the recipe and realized that I didn’t have any coconut like I needed but I made some modifications and it is still super yummy.
Maple Cherry Granola
· 2 ½ cup quick oats or an 18 oz container
· 1 ½ cup sliced almonds
· ½ cup chopped pecan pieces
· 6 oz bag of dried cherries
o Mix all the above together in a large mixing bowl
· 1 cup Canola Oil
· 1 cup pure maple syrup
· 1tbs Vanilla
· tsp salt
· 1 tsp cinnamon
o Whisk together, pour over oat mixture and stir until combined
Spread on a baking pan and bake at 325 for 25 minutes until light brown.
Cool and store in an airtight container.
It is pure yumminess and super good as a cereal or added to yogurt. Basically homemade granola is just yum-o!
Make any flavor changes you want do raisins instead of cherries, or coconut, or apricots or strawberries. The possibilities are endless and you can get your bottom dollar I will be making this again… probably in two days to take with us to the raceway this weekend! :]