Granola :: How To + Recipe


To complete of breakfast gift (from this series) were little pillows of granola. Granola is such a hearty and tasty breakfast, and couldn’t be easier to make. We packaged it in simple cellophane bags available at many stationary and craft stores. And as a sweet last detail we hugged these little guys with a piece of twine. Here is the basic recipe we used, you can always add in extras like other nuts, dried fruit or coconut :

Homemade Granola
Serves 4-6

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
3/4 cup honey
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

Directions

Heat oven to 320 degrees.
Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter is melted. Place the oats and nuts in a large bowl, pour over 1/2 the butter mixture and toss well to combine. Spread evenly over the base of a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Stir, pour the remaining half of your butter mixture over the granola and bake for a further 5?10 minutes or until crisp and golden. Allow to cool and stir through additional items like raisins cranberries, pumpkin seeds or pistachios. Store in an airtight container.

Homemade Granola
Serves 4-6

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
3/4 cup honey
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter

Directions

Heat oven to 320 degrees.
Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until the butter is melted. Place the oats and nuts in a large bowl, pour over 1/2 the butter mixture and toss well to combine. Spread evenly over the base of a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Stir, pour the remaining half of your butter mixture over the granola and bake for a further 5?10 minutes or until crisp and golden. Allow to cool and stir through additional items like raisins cranberries, pumpkin seeds or pistachios. Store in an airtight container.

17 comments
  1. Alexis says: January 25, 20104:22 pm

    thanks for posting this…I have been looking for a simple granola recipe without a lot of “stuff” in it. This looks great!

  2. Shulie says: January 25, 20104:25 pm

    Just bought some oats a week or so ago….thinking of finding granola recipes on the net…you saved me the search, thanks!!

  3. The Gladdest Of Glad says: January 25, 20104:51 pm

    yummy!!! sounds like a great recipe! Thank you! :)

  4. Ta says: January 25, 20105:22 pm

    this looks awesome ! i’ll definitely try it.

  5. Tracy says: January 25, 20107:21 pm

    yum! thanks for the recipe!

    I *loved* this whole cheese spread series, and blogged about it here: http://cherrydarlings.blogspot.com/2010/01/cheese-please.html
    hope you guys don’t mind me showing some SS love :)

  6. rosanna says: January 25, 20109:58 pm

    I’m gonna make this, so easy and healthy, so yummy!

  7. Brooke says: January 25, 201011:07 pm

    yum, yum – think I am going to try this one soon! Thanks for sharing:) xox

  8. jennifer young says: January 26, 20106:30 am

    found your blog through my friend’s blog! amazing!!!!
    j.

  9. Yi says: January 26, 20103:02 pm

    Love the recipe :) THANKS A TON!

  10. feedetgastro says: January 27, 20102:22 pm

    What a lovely gift. I’m determined to do more home-made presents this year, so thanks for the idea! I might have to steal it.

    It looks like a lovely recipe.

  11. Mrs. Larkin says: February 3, 20105:44 pm

    Just beautiful! Are those little jars of yogurt and honey? Simply lovely!

  12. Simply Marilla says: February 3, 201010:53 pm

    Just made this and it was the best granola I ever had or made, thanks!

  13. allison says: February 18, 20108:27 pm

    i have been looking for this recipe for over a year. thank you so much for posting it.

  14. Anonymous says: February 22, 20105:07 pm

    Love love love those little jars! Any chance you would share were to find them?

  15. Anonymous says: May 10, 201010:35 pm

    gi

  16. Breakfast…beyond the box says: March 8, 20111:10 am

    [...] you prefer a no fuss approach, then the Sunday Suppers recipe (pictured above) might be more your style, based simply on oats, nuts, butter and [...]

  17. Andrea says: August 2, 20133:25 pm

    That’s definitly a healthy choice!

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