Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Vanilla - Almond granola

1st let me start out by saying....yummy!  WAY better than store bought.....

Vanilla - Almond Granola
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup slivered almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract

The 1st thing you will do is to line a large baking sheet with foil.  This makes clean up soooo easy :) Then in a large bowl you will mix together the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt & cinnamon. 

Then in a sauce pan combine the oil, honey & sugar....bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Stir until the sugar dissolves. Take off of the heat and stir in the Vanilla. 

Then pour the hot liquid over the oat mix - stir well - using your hands to toss once it's cool enough to touch. 

Then spread the granola on the foil lined baking sheet and bake @ 300 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.  Stirring occasionally while baking.

Cool before storing....try not to eat it all when it's hot out of the oven.
I love to sprinkle this over vanilla yogurt.


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