Sweet Crunchy Good-ness
For a long time now I've been looking for a granola recipe that is just right (at least in my opinion), and for years I've read and reread recipes and tried different ones but was always just a little disappointed with textures. The flavors were good enough but I have something against seeds or wheat bran etc. floating to the top in my cereal bowl. Just don't really like that. Every once in a while I've been buying some organic granola at the local grocery store that I really liked but was a little put off by the price so I thought I would try to imitate it by trying to figure out ratios. Some of the ingredients were a bit hard to find and theres one (tapioca syrup) I had to leave out because I couldn't find it and I added a few ingredients just because I enjoy them in granola. After several tries with this recipe I think the end result comes pretty close to the one that I buy. Close enough to suit me anyway ☺ and there are no floaties. (shiver) When I eat it with milk I like to put fresh or dried fruit with it, but it's a perfect breakfast with Greek yogurt, and it goes well on top of ice cream.
So without further ado here are the ingredients:
4 cups rolled oats
4 cups Whole Grain Brown Rice Krispies
1 cup unsweetened coconut
¼ cup barley malt syrup
¼ cup french vanilla syrup
¼ cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt, optional
1 cup sliced almonds
dried fruit of your choice, optional
Combine the first 3 ingredients and mix; set aside. Combine the next 5 ingredients and mix well. Pour over the oat mixture and toss till evenly coated.
Line a large (or several small) baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with olive oil spray. Bake @250° for 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
To test for doneness I leave a bit out after 30 minutes and let it cool. If it is crunchy it's done. After it cools add the almonds.
I hope you enjoy this Granola!
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