Last Spring when we glamped our way westward,
stopping to visit some dear friends in Iowa,
they generously gifted us a huge bag of homemade granola for the road.
It must have been several batches.
|Trese and Dale|
This recipe has become a favourite and a must have when we
go on the road with our little RV.
4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla or almond extract, as desired
¾ cup raisins
¾ cup dried cranberries
Set the oven for 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 1 jellyroll pan, (with sides). Mix the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Whisk the corn syrup and vegetable oil and the vanilla or almond extract well. Add this to the oatmeal mixture and stir thoroughly with a large spoon.
Pour mixture onto greased jelly roll pan and even out the mixture on the pan.
Bake for 15 minutes for 4 cycles, stirring well between each 15 minute cycle. The granola is done when it has a medium brown color throughout. Place into a large bowl to cool. Stir in the raisins/cranberries and enjoy.
* I make 3 of these at a time, so I always have an extra gallon sized bag of granola to share with those I love.
So glad we received this love gift.
Strawberries are in season where we are right now and this,
with a dollop of delicious organic yogurt
is the perfect way to start every day ...
Till next time ..... hope strawberries will be in season soon where you are too!