Thursday, March 31, 2011


I've tried making granola once before, and used steel cut oats.  I wasn't thrilled with the result, so went looking for a recipe that uses quick oats.  Even though I've read online that this kind of oatmeal isn't great for granola, I was very happy with the results here.  This is delicious!

It's a little bit clumpy, which makes me think of a yummy granola bar, but otherwise, it's difficult to eat this by the handful.  It is, however, delicious on yogurt, and I wonder if it would be good with some milk too.

After baking, I tossed in some raisins.  In my previous version of granola, dried fruit was baked with the granola, but got a little bit hard.  I'm really happy I decided to wait to add it this time, because the raisins are nice and plump and soft, which is a great compliment to the crunch of the granola itself.

Honey Peanut Granola from allrecipes


  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and wheat germ.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.

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