Thursday, October 13, 2011

Krispy Crunchy Granola

                                                       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!

Be Blessed!

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  1. Looks yum, Martha!! =) I'm a crunchy cereal person anyhow....

  2. This looks delicious. I am adding this to my recipe file! I am now following you via The Charm of Home. I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

  3. Love the flavors you have in this... it looks terrific!

  4. That looks so yummy. Thank you for the recipe. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  5. Looks lovely Martha - I love granola and sounds delicious!
    Mary x

  6. Great idea! So glad you shared it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

  7. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!