Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wicked Wednesday Wrecipes

The Adam unit was looking at granola in the supermarket last week. I recalled a blog I read in which the poster tells of her family recipe for granola that she makes at Christmas. Apparently it's so good, family members won't even let it sit under the tree. Well, of course, I can no longer remember which blog, and the post is probably over a year old. I found this Alton Brown (Food Network) recipe that 20 some odd reviewers gave 5 stars.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews (substitute pecans)
  • ¾ cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 6 TBSP brown sugar
  • 6 TBSP maple syrup (substitute honey)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins (substitute craisins)
  • 1/4 cup flax seed, optional

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt.

Combine both mixtures and pour onto two parchment lined sheet pans.

Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.

granola1(halfway thru)

Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl.

Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.


Store in airtight container.

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