Mica’s Granola

Here is a recipe for wonderful granola that I make about every other week.  This is a recipe from my Aunt Mica.  Mica is one of those people who act as angels in your life – right when you need one.  We ate ALOT of this granola last winter on many dark and cold VT mornings.  Mica is a strong advocate of using what you like in this and experimenting – this is my current version.

Here is my attempt at sketch noting the recipe….

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Here is the traditional layout of the recipe

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 cups of rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1-2 cups of nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds) chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of wheat or oat bran
  • 1 cup of ground flax seed or chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut, either sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1 t of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup (real!)
  • 1 t of vanilla
  • 1-2 cups of raisins or dried cranberries, only add after granola is baked and cooled

Process:

  • Heat over to 325 degrees
  • Coat pan with oil –  (one 12x 16 or two 8 x12 pans)
  • Heat oil and honey or maple syrup in microwave so the liquid is warm and mixes together
  • Mix all dry ingredients together with the sweetener/oil mix
  • Add the vanilla
  • Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven, stir/flip, and put back in over for another 15-20 minutes until the granola looks baked
  • Cool and add cranberries or raisins

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p.s. from Mica – The amounts are approximate since I don’t measure anything, this recipe can deal with substitutions, even omissions, for personal taste. 

 

 

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