Monday, July 27, 2009

Blueberry Walnut Granola

Here is a specific granola recipe that David and I both LOVE. David prefers a sweet tasting granola and this one leans towards the sweeter side. Amount of honey can be adjusted to taste. I recommend tasting your dried blueberries for sweetness prior to adding honey. If your blueberries are really sweet you will need less honey. And reverse, if your blueberries are tangy or tart you may want more honey.

3 cups oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
cinnamon to taste
1 cup dried blueberries

Pre-heat oven to 275.

Melt butter. Add honey to warm butter and whisk to blend the liquids. May need to heat mixture a minute or two more.

Put your oats, coconut, walnuts and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix well so that cinnamon is well incorporated. Pour warm butter/honey mix on top and mix well. The oats will stick together a little and look wet.

Lightly grease a baking sheet with butter. Spread the oat mix over pan. Put pan in oven. STIR granola every 15 mins or so until brown. Usually takes between 45-75 mins depending on size of baking sheet. The more thinly that the granola is spread the less time it will take to brown.

When granola is piping hot and browned pour back into large bowl. Add dried blueberries and mix well.

Dump granola back on baking sheet and spread out. Set to cool or eat warm!

Once granola is cooled to room temperature, store in tightly sealed container. (Packing granola warm can cause condensation in its container which can lead to yuckiness.)

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