Hello Sweetness, I hope this day found you well!
It’s fall here and the air is crisp and the light is softening and slanting and it makes for such a beautiful, nostalgic time!
What foods do you pair with autumn? Peach or apple pie? Butternut soup?
Why not make some wonderful memories for you your family by making something that smells homey and warm?
Here’s a thought, because what smells better than granola baking in the oven? (Well, besides bread or pies!)
It’s fun to have homemade granola on hand too for parfaits in the morning or for sprinkling on smoothies or a bowl of peaches and milk, or cooked with apples or just eaten in a bowl dry or with milk.
Here is the recipe I used and enjoyed most recently:
12 cups regular rolled oats
4 cups combined nuts, chopped pecans and almonds (of course you could use others like walnuts or sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, flax or chia)
3 cups unsweetened coconut (available at WalMart)
4-5 tsp Real salt (the salt really makes all the other flavors perk up!)
3-4 tsp cinnamon
2 cups coconut oil (olive oil or butter work too, but I prefer the taste of nutty coconut oil)
2 cups raw honey (or high quality maple syrup)
4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp maple flavoring (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease them with coconut oil.
Mix oats, nuts and coconut together.
Combine everything else.
Then mix wet and dry ingredients together, stirring for a few minutes to coat all of the oatmeal and seeds.
When you have combined things well, pour wet granola on cookie sheets and bake for 15 minutes, stir, then cook another 15 minutes or until it starts to brown a little. You don’t want to over cook it because it will lose it’s flavor and then start to taste too browned quickly. Don’t worry that it still seems wet because it will dry and harden as it cools.
Store in an airtight container for several weeks. Except I don’t think it will last that long!
Happy fall my friend, be well!
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