Thursday, May 22, 2008

Down to Earth Granola

Yield = 9 cups

My walking buddy, Janet, shared this recipe with Debbie and me. Debbie made a big batch of this to take on our South Carolina trip. We ate this on our breakfast cereal every morning along with fresh strawberries. Zowee! This is a definite thumbs-up with the hubby! All of the ingredients can be found at Lost River Market & Deli, including local honey. When the local strawberries come in, be sure to have this delicious granola on hand.

4 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups almonds, sliced
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries or cherries

Preheat oven to 300
In a bowl mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt & cinnamon.
In a sauce pan, warm the oil & honey. Stir in vanilla.
Pour liquid over oat mixture & stir.
Sprread granola in 15 x10 baking pan.
Bake 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Transfer pan to cooling rack. Stir in cranberries.

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