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.

9 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. Sounds delish!

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

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  4. Sounds delish!

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  8. I am addicted! It is sooo good.

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  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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