Monday, July 2, 2012

Ginger Almond Granola

If you like granola, it's a great thing to learn to make yourself, since prepared granola is  pretty pricey, but oats are super cheap.  Making your own also lets you experiment with unorthodox flavors, or just use up whatever odds and ends of nuts, dried fruits, and seeds are in your pantry.

The Ingredients:
5 c rolled oats
1 c almonds, chopped
1 c raisins
3 T margarine
1/3 c agave
2 T maple syrup
2 t lemon juice
2 t ground ginger
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
1/8 t salt

The Process:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt margarine.
  3. Combine oats, almonds, and raisins in a mixing bowl.
  4. Mix agave, maple syrup, lemon juice, ginger, vanilla, almond extract, and salt into margarine until well combined, then pour this mixture over the oat mixture.  Mix thoroughly (hands work best for this) until all the oats are coated.
  5. Spread on two cookie sheets and bake until golden-brown, about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Let granola cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

1 comment:

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