Thursday, March 12, 2009

Foodie Friday Granola

Thank you to Gollum for hosting Foodie Friday which has become my favorite day of the week!  I took all kinds of pictures as I prepared this only to have my computer decide it didn't want to upload these pictures.  No amount of prodding would work, so here is the final product. This is a very simple recipe - no pictures needed really!  It is an absolutely delicious granola! 

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cold water
3 tab. vegetable oil
2 teasp. cinnamon

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/3 cup flaked dried unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tab. sesame seeds

raisins or other dried fruit
 milk or yogurt

Combine all of the top 6 ingredients in a small pan and bring to a boil-stirring constantly.

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Combine the oatmeal with all the remaining ingredients through the sesame seeds and mix on an old cookie sheet.  Drizzle the syrup over and stir to coat the mixture throughly.  Bake till toasted stirring every 10 min.  The original recipe says to bake for 40 min. I always bake mine for 20min total.coll granola completely and store in an airtight container.  I add the dried fruits after it is baked.  I love mine with milk or over vanilla yogurt!

Just a little FYI
The nuts are reasonable at Costco and I love the Organic Trader Joe's Yogurt

I have worked up an appetite!  Time to eat!


  1. Paula, this sounds wonderful and easy. I love the greek yogurt at Trader Joes it is like cheese cake filling,is that the one you use? Kathysue

  2. That looks delicious! Thanks for a great Foodie Friday recipe. :D Jewel

  3. This looks delicious!! Paula...Hpayy Foodie Friday to you girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. This looks wonderful...You're so lucky to have a Trader Joe's nearby! We don't where we are living now and I really miss that store! Nancy

  5. Love homemade granola -- will have to try this one.

  6. Paula, I wish Mr. Magpie was reading this because he absolutely adores granola! I will have to be sure and copy this recipe for him. It looks yummy! I eat a LOT of yogurt, and I bet this is just wonderful on that. Thanks so much for sharing. Will definitely try this...

    Happy FF and St. Paddy's Day...


    Sheila :-)

  7. Oh Paula, this looks so good and it is so easy. Now I am really hungry, this is something I would really like. Hugs, Marty

  8. now I am getting hungry! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  9. I copied this recipe for my files. It looks fairly easy and very good.

  10. I love granola - never tried to make it though -- I just might have to give it a try -- I bet after you do - there's no turning back!