8.15.2012

homemade granola

I'm not a big granola person. 
I like it okay. 
But usually I'm over it before I finish a box.

My mom and sister love granola. 
Yogurt parfaits are one of their favorite things.
So, when Pegs was here I decided we could make a batch of homemade granola together.

My first instinct, naturally, was to use Ina's recipe.
But then I remembered seeing Adam Robert's instagram of his homemade granola parfait in mason jars and decided to take a stab the recipe featured on his blog

Results were splendid. 
Not too sweet. Good texture balance. And the smell while baking was divine.
We even made parfaits with our granola too.  
But they weren't in cute mason jars. Whomp.


Easy Homemade Granola
From “Baked: New Frontiers in Baking” by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
Source:  Amateur Gourmet

Ingredients:
  • 2 C. rolled oats
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. salt
  • 3 T. plus 1 t. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 C. honey
  • 1/4 C. light brown sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/3 C. slivered almonds
  • 1/3 C. whole hazelnuts (I gave mine a rough chop first)
  • 1/3 C. golden raisins
  • 1/3 C. dried cherries

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the oats with the cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until completely combined.
  4. Pour the honey mixture over the oats mixture and use your hands to combine them: Gather up some of the mixture in each hand and make a fist. Repeat until all of the oats are coated with the honey mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread it out evenly, but leave a few clumps here and there for texture.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the almonds over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a metal spatula to lift and flip the granola. Sprinkle the hazelnuts over the granola and return the baking sheet to the oven.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven. Let cool completely. Sprinkle the raisins and cherries over the granola…and use your hands to transfer it to an airtight container.  Granola will keep for one week. 
P.S. When I was thinking of a name for this post, I googled "granola songs" and stumbled upon this insane Yahoo question. What the heck?

{all photos by me}
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