So, I had decided to do pecans for "P" sometime ago, but couldn't decide what to make with pecans, I was still debating until I got home from work today and decided on granola. Once again, I pulled out three recipes and began throwing this and that together, I wanted to use my grandmother's recipe, but she would sweeten hers with unsweetened apple juice concentrate --- I didn't have any and wasn't planning a trip to the store this evening, I had a recipe from my cousin's wife I have been meaning to try but a couple of the other recipes I looked at included wheat bran...actually come to think of it they asked for oat bran or wheat germ....oops mine got wheat bran...
|Toasting in the oven.|
|I don't know if I will ever make it through this bag.|
|Looking forward to eating some yummy granola.|
|Watching her shell pecans.|
|Checking out her nutcracker a little closer.|
|Sharing some other bits of wisdom and history.|
Addendum: This is in the comments, but in case you don't read the comments and would like to try to replicate this particular batch of granola, here is the approximate recipe.
8 cups oatmeal
1 cup coconut
1 cup pecans
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 cup wheat bran (this could be wheat germ, I didn't read properly....and also needed to use up some wheat bran)
Mix the above together.
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup orange olive oil
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
Heat in microwave 2-3 minutes till sugar dissolved, coconut oil liquified, be careful not to boil.
Add to oat mixture, stir to coat. Spread on cookie sheets and bake in oven 50 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring and rotating pans half way through.
Remove from oven, stir in 1 cup dried berries and some dried banana chips. Cool and store in airtight container.
Note: If you want you can just use a 1/2 cup of canola oil for the coconut and olive oils. And I meant to add some cinnamon, but forgot.