Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Granola #1

5 cups old fashioned oats ( not the quick kind)
1 c. dried milk
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 c. chopped pecans ( or any nuts you like)

3/4 c. Agave , Honey or Maple Syrup
1. T. Molasses
1/3 c. olive oil

Raisins added AFTER Baking .

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  In a saucepan on medium high heat, and stirring frequently, heat the Sweetener you are using with the olive oil until nice and thin, and mixed together well.  Spread the dry ingredients into a large rectangular pan and then add the heated sweeteners to it. Mix very well until the oats are coated nicely.

Bake between 225 and 250 degrees for an hour stirring well after 30 minutes. Turn oven off and leave granola in oven.....stirring well again after 30 minutes. Take out and add raisins or dried cranberries to it and store in air tight container.

NOTE: We used Agave and this did not make it quite sweet enough as a granola cereal for our liking so when serving as a cereal a teaspoon of honey remedied this just fine. Also is great for serving on something already sweet like vanilla ice cream or fruit yogurt or even smoothies.

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