Sunday, December 5, 2010

CHRISTMAS GRANOLA GIFTS

My family and close friends and neighbors will be receiving this granola packaged and ready for Christmas Morning!

CHRISTMAS GRANOLA (makes @ 12 Cups or fills 2 1lb Coffee Tie Top Bags)
  • 4 Cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Cups of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 Cups of sliced raw almonds
  • 1 1/2 Cups of cashews
  • 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 Cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 Cups of craisins
  • 2 cups of semisweet milk chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Toss the oats, coconut, cashews, almonds and brown sugar together in a large bowl
  • Wisk together the vegetable oil and honey (or maple syrup) in a small bowl
  • Pour the liquids over the oat mix and stir with a spatula until all the mix is coated
  • Pour half the oat mix onto each baking sheet
  • Bake and stir occasionally every 5 - 10 mins until the oat mix turns a nice even golden brown (about 30 mins)
  • Remove the mix from the oven and let cool, stirring occasionally
  • Add the craisins and chocolate chips
  • Store the granola in an airtight container until ready to eat or package
Play around with this recipe and add or substitute some of your own favorite ingredients!! I will be packaging the Christtmas Granola in Chinese Take out containers and in Coffee Tin Tie Top bags depending on the size of the family...


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