Monday, March 9, 2009

I am granola!

Well, now that I have made homemade granola, I am officially "crunchy"!  LOL!  It turned out nice and golden brown and very tasty.  Ronnie likes it too!  I can't wait to try it on some yogurt!

Update:  here is the recipe I used, it is from the Hillbilly Housewife site.

3 cups dry oatmeal
1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup each nuts and dried fruit (optional)
First melt the margarine in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the honey and salt. Honey is easiest to measure in a well oiled measuring cup. Otherwise, just scoop the last of it out of the cup with a clean finger or spoon. Heat the honey briefly with the margarine and then add the oatmeal. Stir it up nicely. It smells really good. Turn the mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet, the kind with shallow sides; a large 9 by 13-inch pan works well too. Spread the granola out evenly and bake it at 375° for 10 minutes. It should be a toasty brown. Now remove it from the oven and allow it to cool and crisp up right there in the pan. Store it in a clean coffee can or sealed canister. Add the nuts and dried fruit, if you are using them, when the granola is cool. Serve it with milk like regular cereal, or if you are hankering for a divinely inspired treat, get a big bowl of plain yogurt, and sprinkle a large handful of granola on top of it. Mmmmmmmm, very tasty. Sliced bananas are good with this too.


Skinnyontheinside said...

Marcy What recipe did you use? Mine has never looked that good so I stopped trying.

Skinnyontheinside said...

Thanks Marcy for the recipe :)

Yara said...

ahem.... doesn't the use of margarine make you un-crunchy... a bit soggy?
I'm kidding you of course.
it looks yummy

Marcy said...

NO! I don't use margarine! Only butter. But you knew that already. :)

Milburns' said...

I know I never even see the word margarine... like my mind automatically changes it to butter...LOL

VERY YUMMY BTW!!!! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!

This was DELISH today with sliced bananas like you said. Man oh man... we are having this all week and I am making several gallons to keep in the freezer for when baby comes!!!

We didnt even add any dried fruit or anything. Soerra had sliced almonds and some of us teh banans but it was AWESOME either way or plain or I am sure with all the goodies.

Thanks again!