Sunday, February 6, 2011

Yummy Food! Brown Sugar Granola!

I have been trying to cook more from scratch, what better way to leave out all the additives and preservatives in so much of the food that is in the grocery store. This is one of my family's favorite. Brown Sugar good over yogurt :) I found this recipe on the web, wish I could remember the site to give credit, so I am sorry to who every it belongs to, and am thankful you shared it.

Brown Sugar Granola

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dried fruit (optional) (I skip the fruit, hubby adds it in for his servings )
1/2 cup nuts or seeds (optional) (I like to add a little flax seed)

In a large 4 quart saucepan melt the butter and water together. Stir it well and let it simmer for a few minutes (2 or 3 minutes should be enough). Add the salt, oatmeal and cinnamon to the big pot. Remove the pot from the stove and stir up the granola. You want to coat the oats with the brown sugar and margarine, so keep stirring until everything is moistened. Put the onto a cookie sheet, the kind with sides. Bake it at 375° for 10 minutes. It should be a nice golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the granolagranola to cool right there in the pan. When it is cool, break it up into small pieces and transfer it to a container with lid. Add the nuts and/or dried fruit when you put it into the canister.

I wish I took a picture, maybe tomorrow when we eat it for breakfast.

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