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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mmmm...homemade granola cereal

For the past six months or so I've had some cold sensitivity in my mouth that eventually prevented me from eating even cold cereal for breakfast. Yogurt? Nope. Not even fresh fruit at room temp. I was stuck with warm foods by and large, and I really missed cold cereal. It's such a great snack in the afternoon or in the evening. I finally bit the bullet (no pun intended) and just over a week ago I had a root canal procedure. Though I had pain for, um about 12 days afterward (still do just slightly), I can eat cold food again. Joy!

I was so happy the other day, I took a picture of my breakfast -- homemade granola with cold milk. Oh yum!

I used the recipe below (which I have posted before), but this one with fruit is yummy too.

Brown Sugar Granola

3 cups oats (use half quick and half old-fashioned for best crunch)
1 c. coconut
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. baking powder
½ t. salt
½ cup brown sugar
½ t. vanilla
¼ cup canola oil
2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, cinnamon,
baking powder, salt and sugar.
In a separate bowl, whip vanilla, oil and egg whites with a fork.
Stir wet mixture into dry mixture and combine well.
Spread evenly on a jelly roll pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or longer, until well browned,
stirring every ten minutes.

Let cool completely, then break up with a spatula.
Store in an airtight container.


Jamie Jo said...

Is this a new granola recipe? I'm going to have to make this this week!! That bowl does look delicious!

scmom (Barbara) said...

This is a repeat recipe (guess I should have mentioned that).

Aimee said...

I've been using your granola recipe for a while now . . . it is so good!! Now I must make some . . . the baby wants it. ;)

Jessica said...

Oh, that looks so delicious! I am going to have to make this soon!!

Esther G. said...

Barbara, I've been meaning to make granola so mahalo for sharing your recipe! Hope your mouth feels better.

scmom (Barbara) said...

You MUST make the baby some granola!

It's great to have it on-hand all the time. It's good on yogurt, too.

The mouth is almost there, and it's a great relief to not have sensitivity!

Carina said...

Thanks for re-posting this recipe, Barbara! I LOVE making granola, but I have stopped doing so in my attempt to have our family eating "healthier." (Which is kind of difficult when one loves to bake!) But I don't think I'll be able to resist such temptation; brown sugar granola--yum!!!

Sorry to hear about your root canal (I hate dental work!!) but glad you are starting to feel better!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

Why have i never thought to put coconut in my granola recipe before? It's interesting, my recipe uses honey-which is delicious but expensive. I haven't seen one that uses egg whites before. Your recipe is more frugal than mine!

scmom (Barbara) said...

I think with just the egg whites and a little bit of oil this recipe is a lot healthier than most store bought. It's great with yogurt, too!

This recipe is super frugal. I used to make the other recipe I linked to, but it uses a lot of honey...and you're right, honey is expensive! Try it, you'll like it! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara:

Do you think this can work without the egg or can you think of a good sub? We have egg/nut allergies in my family which means store bought granola bars are always out of the question. This looks delish, just wondering if I can make it work.

Mom2five in Tyler TX

scmom (Barbara) said...

Kelly, I often use this recipe as well:
It's a little bit more expensive to make because honey is pricier than brown sugar, but no eggs.