Lois wanted to jump in for Bench Monday this week!
Extra points for live props and chickens - hooray!
Just getting back to all of your kind requests for the granola recipe. Not sure where I came across the recipe, but so far it is the one we like the best. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!
2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. flaked coconut
1/2 c. chopped almonds (I use slivers)
1/2 c. shelled unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. cooking oil
I also add a handful of chopped dried fruit. Snipped dried apricots are our favorite.
Combine oil and honey.
Stir into oat mixture.
Spread onto non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake in 300 degree over for 30-35 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.
Bake till golden brown.
Remove from oven. Turn granola onto parchment paper (or foil). Press flat. Let cool.
Once cool, break into clumps.
Makes 6 cups. Good at room temperature for 2 weeks.
If you want to try making bars, I press the hot granola
in into mini-loaf pans and let it cool. It will make a
formed bar once cooled, but is still a bit crumbly.
I like to store our granola in a sealed glass container with parchment paper between the bars to keep them from sticking.