Tuesday, March 31, 2009

home made granola

my pan after the granola was scrapped off, eewww!!

i tried a granola recipe i found on kellythekitchenkop.com. it was very hard, and not nearly as flavorful as i would have hoped it would be. :( well it did save me one morning and for this reason i will be trying it again with a change to it. how did it save me you wonder?? well it was time for breakfast one morning and i didn't have anything for the boys to eat, not even toast!! all i could find was the extra hard, un-tasty granola i made. so, thinking quick for morning time, i warmed up some milk (delicious raw yummy good for you milk) on the stove. i poured the warmed milk over a couple a bowls of the granola and let it sit, for about 5 minutes. the granola softened up but didn't get mushy (yiipeee!!!), i put some honey (raw, yummy good for you honey) over the top and served it to my boys. they LOVED it!! ike said he would like to have it again, apparently oatmeal can be boring (?? LOL).

so here is the recipe, with the one little change:

4 cups of oats (old fashion)

4 cups of water (filtered)

1/2 cup kefir

mix these together and let stand over night. the next morning drain off as much of the liquid as you can. i used a colander. then add :

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup maple syrup (my folks' neighbor's dad', who still boils it down over a wood fire....delicious)

2 handfuls of walnut pieces (when we make raisins again those will be added too)

line pan with parchment paper (you'll really want to do this!!) and bake in a 275 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. (i think i may try to do mine in the dehydrator, we'll see)

if you happen to stop by and end up trying this recipe, please let me know how yours turns out!!


Kelly the Kitchen Kop said...

You forgot to tell your readers that I have a big ol' disclaimer at my post with that recipe!

My other recipes are good, honest!! LOL! :)


leslilli said...

sorry!! there was a disclaimer, lol.
i have to say i tried this resipe again and forgot to add the maple syrup, and cinnimon and such. it still turned out pretty good. a nice base for a granola mix or cereal. i'm excited to try it :)