Thursday, April 21, 2016
I think that it is the granola season. Or would it be use up whatever is in the cabinet season? Or the broke season? I'm not sure but it seems that everyone is involved in this little season. Jane from Crabapple Landing was part of my inspiration. Check out her kitties, I mean nachos, no, really her granola. It is safe to say that her granola is prettier than mine. And since I wanted to use up some really expired honey and nuts, I had to punt a bit like Anne in the kitchen. And it is safe to say that she is a better punter than I am.
Here is the original recipe.......
4 cups oatmeal 3/4 cup pecans 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup shredded coconut 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons oil 1/4 cup honey(spray the measuring cup with Pam and it will slide right out) 2 tablespoons sugar 5 teaspoons vanilla Preheat oven to 325 and adjust racks to the middle. Spray 2 9x13 pans with Pam. Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine butter, oil, honey and sugar in a sauce pan and heat until melted, add vanilla. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir well. Spread on sheets. Bake until golden brown 15-20 minutes.
I was out of my element by winging it. I mixed the oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl and then realized I didn't have shredded coconut. I found some dehydrated coconut and grated it and my finger nail. Then threw that in minus the chunk of nail.
I then combined butter, oil, honey/nut mess and sugar. Only to realize there wasn't enough honey and squirted a gob in there and added the vanilla because I can't read directions.
I then added all of the dry ingredients and baked the snot out of it.