Monday, April 27, 2009

Maple Raisen Granola

The Menu:
Maple Raisen Granola



The Original Recipe:
This is such a simple and yummy recipe. You can eat it alone, pour some milk on it, top ice cream with it. It is addicting!!!


Maple Raisin Granola

Canola Oil
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
'1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly coat baking sheet with canola oil. In large bowl, combine oats, flour, cinnamon and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together syrup, oil and vanilla extract. Add to oat mixture, stirring well to coat. Spread mixture across baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes. Remove tray from oven. Sprinkle granola with raisins. Using large spoon or spatula, mix raisins and granola well, breaking up any lumps. Return to oven and continue baking an additional 20 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.





The Way I Made It My Own:
Yay! I finally have a recipe that I can compare the original to the way I make it! ha-ha. I change recipes so much that I sometimes don't have the Original to post, so the Original is mine. Oh, it's just so confusing!! ha-ha.. Well, I wanted a tad more health to it, so I added something special :o) Hope you Enjoy!!




Maple Raisin Granola

Spray Olive Oil
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1-2 tbls. wheat germ
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries



Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly coat baking sheet with a light spray of olive oil (I use this instead of Pam). In large bowl, combine oats, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt.
In separate bowl, whisk together syrup, oil and vanilla extract.
Add to oat mixture, stirring well to coat.
Spread mixture across baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes.
Remove tray from oven.
Sprinkle granola with raisins and cranberries
** Make sure you add the raisins and cranberries AFTER the first 30 minutes.
Using large spoon or spatula, mix raisins, cranberries and granola well, breaking up any lumps. Return to oven and continue baking an additional 20 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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