Monday, November 15, 2010

Golden Granola

I can't believe it's already November 15th!! Since last month, tho, maybe that's my excuse to sit back and relax for some time :). But, with Thanksgiving coming up, and since we harvested our pumpkins, I'll probably be posting more recipes. And, just to let you know, even though I posted 31 recipes last month, I didn't run out of recipes. I still have MANY recipes!

This granola is so easy, quick, simple, yummy and different, my family really likes it. If you have a microwave it only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. You could even whip it up in the morning if you're looking for a quick and crunchy treat. For us, it's best if I make a few batches, because it goes so fast.
       Also, it's pretty healthy. It's basically sugar-free.

Golden Granola (Gluten-free)
3 cups Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1/4 cup honey (I've made it with corn syrup. You could probably use other syrups too.)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted (I use oil)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup raisins (If we don't have any on hand I make it without)

Combine all ingredients except raisins in ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan; mix well. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally; stir in raisins. Cool thoroughly; store in tightly covered container in cool dry place or in refrigerator. Serve as cereal with milk or as a snack.
Makes about 6 cups granola.
MICROWAVE OVEN DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients except raisins; mix well. Cook in ungreased 11x7-inch baking dish in microwave oven at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring after every 2 minutes of cooking; stir in raisins.


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