You are currently browsing the monthly archive for February 2015.

IMG_3709

I found a good basic recipe for granola but have made quite a few changes and additions to it. My husband loves it. It isn’t hard to make and keeps well without any preservatives but it doesn’t last very long around here. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

1/2 cup melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Makes about one cup of hot syrup.

————————
In large bowl mix with 1/2 cup of the hot syrup:
3 cups Old fashioned Oats
1 cup dried unsweetened coconut (Bob’s Red Mill)
(Oats take longer to bake so bake separately from other grains.)

——————
In separate bowl mix with 1/2 cup of hot syrup:
2 cups puffed Kamut (Arrowhead Mills)
2 cups puffed brown rice (Arrowhead Mills Organic)

Melt ingredients for syrup in a saucepan until simmering.

In a large bowl, mix the oatmeal and the dried coconut together. Mix 1/2 c of the hot liquid into the oatmeal/coconut mixture and mix well. Use the other 1/2 cup of syrup for the rice and kamut in a separate bowl.
I use the bottom rack and the middle rack. Bake the oatmeal/unsweetened coconut and syrup mixture on two greased cookie sheets for about 15-16 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Turn the oats after about 7 minutes and rotate cookie sheets from bottom to middle and middle to bottom of oven to cook evenly. After 15-16 mins total baking time, remove toasted oats from oven to a cool cookie sheet. Don’t let the oats get too brown. Spread them out to cool.
Mix the puffed Kamut and puffed rice with the remaining 1/2 cup of hot syrup and stir well until well coated. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Mix with the oats. Break up any clumps and store in an airtight container.

I buy my coconut oil by the gallon from the Soaper’s Choice site:
http://www.soaperschoice.com/cgi-soaperschoice/Web_store/web_store.cgi?query_price_low_range=0
It is food grade and costs $33.00 plus shipping and is around $40.00 with shipping. It comes in a big plastic container so I cut the container and then melt the coconut oil and put it into smaller containers so it is easier to use. Here is the description of the one I order:
Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin QAI NOP USDA Certified Organic – ID# 59507SC ($4.7142/lb.)
7/lb. Jug Food Grade Oil Cold Pressed Smells and Tastes like Coconut

February 2015
S M T W T F S
« May    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7 other followers