Thursday, February 2, 2012

30: 365

30: 365
"If wishes and buts were clusters of nuts, we'd all have a bowl of granola!" ~ Strangers with Candy

My most favorite of treats. Cocoa, Dried Cheeries, Almonds, steal--cut oats.........home-made granola.

Sprinkle over greek yogurt and I am in heaven!!!

 ½ cup honey
 1  Vanilla Bean, split and scraped.
 Reserve the bean
 3 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking or instant)
 ¼ cup  Baking Cocoa
 ¼ cup vegetable oil
 ½ cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
 ½ cup almonds
½ cup pecans
 Dash salt
 1 cup dried cherries
·  Preheat oven to 300°F.
·  Pour the oil into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Heat in the oven for about 10 minutes.
·  In a small pot, heat the honey, stirring in the vanilla seeds and the reserved bean. Simmer lightly for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let sit while preparing the oats.
·  Thoroughly stir in the oats and cocoa and bake until toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring often.
·  Stir in the coconut, almonds, pecans and salt and bake for 5 minutes.
·  Remove the vanilla bean from the warm honey and pour over the oat mixture. Add the cherries and thoroughly toss to coat the mixture.
·  Bake for about 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. Remove from the oven. Cool on a wire rack, stirring once or twice until cooled.
·  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will keep indefinitely

No comments:

Post a Comment