Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Granola Recipes

Pineapple Granola 1/2 cup Pineapple Preserves 2 TBSP Butter 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats 1 cup flaked Coconut 1 cup Dried Banana Chips Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine Pineapple Preserves and butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat, Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread mixture in a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or until very lightly browned, stirring occassionally. Turn onto a large piece of foil or baking sheet. Cool. Store in an air-tight container. Makes 3 cups. Kelly at Party like a Vegan's recipe..... Cinnamon Vanilla Granola 3.5 tbls canola oil 1 tbls molasses 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla 1 ¾ tbs brown sugar 2.5 cups rolled oats 1 cup chopped walnuts ¾ cup sliced almonds 2.5 tbls ground flax seed 1 tsp cinnamon a pinch of salt 2-3 handfuls of dried cherries, or other dried fruit of your choice Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix oil, molasses, syrup, vanilla, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Mix well to make sure the sugar has dissolved Mix remaining ingredients, except cherries, in a large bowl. Once well combined, add the oil/syrup mixture. Mix very well. This may take a few minutes, be patient. Spread evenly on cookie sheet, back for 22-28 minutes, checking often. Once cooked, remove from oven and let cool completely. At this point you’re going to be dying to try it, but if you mess with it before its cool you will not have clumps, but you will have a burnt tongue. Again be patient. Once cool, place granola in a large bowl. Gently mix in the cherries. I find it easiest to use my hand for this step. Store in an airtight container. I like to use mason jars.