Granola

Savannah has Saturday driving classes for the next few weeks.  Saturdays are for sleeping in but we have to be out the door by 8:15, so I need something easy for breakfast.  I found this recipe several years ago in a cookbook from the library.  It’s great for breakfast or as a snack.  You can add 1/2 cup raisins or Craisins if you like, but I prefer to leave them out serve it with fresh fruit.  It makes 8 cups and it freezes well.  The spices are what really give this granola a great flavor, so make sure to check the expiration date on your jars.  Fresh Market sells the whole nutmeg, or I’ve ordered it from penzeysspices.com and kingarthurflour.com.  I prefer the Vietnamese or China Cinnamon from Penzeys Spices.  In order to keep fresh spices on hand, I try to keep only the amount I’ll use in about a 6 month period.  If I buy a jar that doesn’t have an expiration date on it I try to write the date I bought it on the jar with a sharpie.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

Granola
 
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Ingredients
  • 5 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 c. pecans or walnuts (I like to use half and half)
  • ½ c. packed brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. good ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
  • ⅓ c. maple syrup
  • 1 c. melted butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the oats, nuts, brown sugar and spices. Mix maple syrup and melted butter and heat gently. Pour the mixture over the oat mixture and mix well.
  3. Spread the mixture in a buttered 10 x 15-inch baking pan. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Set timer for every 10 minutes to stir granola for even browning. Let cool in pan.
  4. *Note: If you are baking in a convection oven it will not take 30 minutes.
Notes
If you are baking in a convection oven it will not take 30 minutes.
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6 thoughts on “Granola

  1. This sounds similar to a maple granola recipe I have but yours sounds much easier, less time consuming. Looking forward to giving it a try! We LOVE yogurt parfaits with homemade granola around here! 😉

  2. Ingrid and I made this tonight and couldn’t wait for it to cool off. After dinner, we ate it for dessert. Ingrid said “I wish the world was made out of this”! It won’t last long around here.

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