I am a big fan of granola. The only problem is that it is super expensive. Why is it so expensive? You end up paying like $5 for 2 cups of granola. Is there gold in it? Maybe hundred dollar bills chopped up into super fine particles and then coated in sugar? No? You think I'm joking but it's a possibility. Anyways, because I was tired of eating perfectly good $100 bills, I decided to make my own.
Over the new year I made some with my friend Amy, but the original recipe wasn't that great. We had to doctor it up a bit...and by the end of it, the granola wasn't as healthy as I would have liked. So I made up my own, based on a couple recipes at Tasty Kitchen.
And it is fabulous. And good for you too...I even figured out the nutritional info.
You must try it today, you'll become addicted too.
4 c oatmeal
1/8 c chopped pecans
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c coconut, unsweetened
3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 c water
2 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
dash of salt
Preheat the oven to 250. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, water, vanilla, and cinnamon; microwave for about 30 seconds and stir. Then pour the liquid over the dry mixture and stir well.
Divide the granola between the two pans; spread the granola out as much as possible.
Bake at 250 for 40 minutes. Stir halfway through.
Let it cool and store in an air tight container. It goes great mixed with yogurt and fruit, as cereal, or by itself. It makes 12, 1/2 cup servings.
*See Courtney's comment for nutritional content. My mind doesn't do math and Courtney's info is probably more accurate than mine was.