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
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and wheat germ.
- 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.
- Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.