Friday, December 12, 2008

Maple Granola

After trying this recipe for the first time a few days ago, this is already a big hit around here, and I'm making it again. We'll store it in an airtight cookie jar and make it probably a few times a month to sub in for expensive cold cereals for breakfast. It's DELICIOUS!!! Enjoy~~~


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Dump into a big bowl, and stir until the oats are evenly coated:
  • 10 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup real maple syrup (you can use the fake stuff... we did and it was tasty!)

As with the other granolas I posted about, spread it all out on a large cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes, taking it out every five minutes to stir it around, and keep it in an airtight container shortly after taking it out of the oven, so it stays very crunchy.

If you're reading this and thinking "that sounds too sweet for cereal", well, think of it as a snack then -- it's very crispy and when you're crunching it up in your mouth it really does taste like you're eating some kind of fancy maple cookie.

7 comments:

Liz said...

Thanks for the basic granola recipe . . . now if I can just find real maple syrup for a decent price! Have you ever used the fake stuff?

Jess said...

Actually, Liz, I didn't only use the fake stuff... but I used homemade fake stuff, and it was delicious!

So I'll change the recipe to reflect that. You can use whatever kind you want. I'm sure it's rich and tasty to use the real stuff, but it's definitely not necessary!

Jess said...

(By homemade, I don't want you to get the wrong idea as though we're tapping trees or something... :) ...
we boil water and sugar together (1:2 ratio), and add in some maple flavoring and vanilla flavoring. That's what I mean when I say homemade... they don't sell pancake syrup here.)

K.J. & April Tottle said...

Homemade Granola is also good sprinkled on plain yogurt!

sarahdodson said...

I've got this baking in the oven right now. So far, so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

Linda said...

Oh, this sounds good. I'll have to try it sound. Thanks.

Amanda said...

sounds great. Trying to do more natural stuff at home. I am going to attempt a small garden this spring to grow my own fruits and veggies.