Ingard here. Thanks to Goedhart Family Foods for passing along this delicious looking recipe for homemade granola.
Personally I have quite a bit of oatmeal from the last Quaker sale. I know with the cold weather coming my family will get through it. However, this is an alternative and diverse way of using up some of that oatmeal I might just have to try it AND it has chocolate!!!
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When I first decided to try making this I thought I would like it. I was surprised at just how much I love it! This is such a great snack or it works great for breakfast sprinkled in yogurt. And I love how I can at least feel a little bit healthy since I’m eating granola instead of a cookie or candy. This has quickly become one of my favorite snacks. The only problem is once I start eating it I can’t stop.Homemade GranolaIn a large bowl mix:
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Your choice of dried fruit(optional)Sauce:
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanillaIn a saucepan warm the honey and peanut butter until melted and combined. Do not boil. Whisk in the vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients and stir gently until evenly coated. Spread granola on a lightly greased baking sheet. Press down firmly. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!