Monday, January 31, 2011

It's like candy.

We have two pecan trees in our front yard that went crazy this year. We have pecans coming out of our ears. I spent about an hour the other day shelling some, and I didn't even make a dent in our supply. But I had shelled just enough for a batch of granola. Yum. I love granola. The recipe I use comes from my mom's friend, Ann. I don't think she'd mind if I shared it with you.

Ann H*'s Cottage Granola

4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups chopped pecans
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup canola oil
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 small pkg craisens (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients except craisens and spread on a baking sheet or two. Bake at 300 degrees, for about 40 to 50 minutes, checking and stirring every 20 minutes or so. I like my granola slightly well done, so I bake it for about 50 minutes. Cool completely. Add craisens. Try not to eat it all at once. Store in an airtight container.


  1. i just made granola yesterday! 8 cups of oats, 1/3 cup olive oil, 2/3 cup honey, 1 cup raw sun flower seeds, 3/4 cup flake coconut, vanilla and cinnamon! it is snowing today so i'm having oatmeal for breakfast, but i'll probably have some granola on yogurt for lunch.

  2. yum! i love granola. when i'm eating sugar again i'm gonna have to try this recipe.

  3. Sounds delish!

    And I'm still on the hunt for fabric for a 1968 dress!

  4. Sounds delish!

    And I'm still on the hunt for fabric for a 1968 dress!

  5. I made this as soon as I saw your post. It seemed to be just what I was looking for, without knowing it. It is delicious and my two year old daughter even loves it!

  6. man that recipe is sooooo good steph. the batch you made us in Christmas was gone in a flash! love you guys.

  7. I made this yesterday and it is SOOOOO good!
    I'm so glad you shared~ and it's almost gone and I'm ready to makes some more!

  8. I am addicted! It is sooo good.

  9. I had to tell you I finally got around to making this and it is really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I've been trying all kinds of granola recipes and this one is a keeper.


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