I have a granola recipe that I love and have made for years. It is rich with butter, sweetened with honey and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, it is delicious.
So why another granola recipe? I guess it is like chocolate chip cookies, you really can like more than one recipe. This granola is sweetened with dark brown sugar and maple syrup. The only real seasoning is salt. So it is salty, sweet and very crunchy. It cooks at a low temperature; therefore it is not as easy to overcook. This is important because I have been known to overcook my granola. There is a difference between overcooked and crunchy!
So here is a yummy recipe for:
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
3/8 cup dark brown sugar
3/8 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts and coconut. In a bowl combine brown sugar, maple syrup, oil and salt. Combine both mixtures by slowly pouring the liquid over the oatmeal mixture and stirring well.
Spread on large parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 250, until golden. Cool and enjoy. Be prepared to make another batch--it disappears quickly.
Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe