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Making your own granola?

Is it better than buying it? By better i mean cheaper than pre packaged bars. Im assuming it going to be healthier, right?
Has anyone done it and if so can you share the rescipe?


Mon. Jun 18, 6:13pm

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Visit www.foodnetwork.com and type in granola. There are several shows whose recipes got 5 stars from those who tried the recipe.

It's always cheaper to make your own food.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 8:29 AM

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WAY better,

and as healthy as you want to make it. Any food website will give you the basics--mainly it's a combination of grains/cereals in a small amount of syrup. Once you know how to make a couple of syrups (a honey-based and a brown-sugar-based) and about how much grain mix to add to it, you can experiment endlessly.

I like a combination of rolled oats (thick style), Uncle Sam cereal (bran flakes and flaxseed), puffed rice, crushed almonds, with a honey syrup and dried cranberries added at the end.

My mother-in-law makes the BEST granola. I asked for her recipe once, but the one she gave me was NOT the one she uses, LOL!

I once made granola bars using sweetened condensed milk as the binder/sweetener. They were caramelly and chewy, REALLY good...but hardly healthy....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 12:37 PM

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here is a basic recipe

GRANOLA BARS

1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
1/3 C. peanut butter
1/4 C. corn syrup
1/4 C. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. quick cooking oats
1/4 C. sunflower seeds
1/4 C. raisins
1/4 C. sliced almonds
1/2 C. chocolate chips

Combine melted butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, & vanilla. Add remaining ingredients & put into a sprayed or greased 8 inch pan. Bake @ 350 for 14 minutes or just until edges start to turn brown. Don't overbake. (Best if allowed to cool and set).

Can use wheat germ, sesame seeds, coconut, any other nuts, etc. Just any combination that adds up to the 1 1/4 Cups.
Can double and put in 9X13 pan.
I know this isn't the healthiest, but you can substitute any ingredients you want. I have made it before with PB chips instead of raisins and it was AMAZING, but of course not as healthy as dried fruit. Hope this helps.



Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 2:49 PM

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OP here!
\Thank you all so much! I have been additced to granola lately, so this will help greatly!!!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 3:39 PM

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