Kim Biegacki Recipe

Grammie's Granola

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
8 cups
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Kim's Story

Wow, I am excited to find this recipe of my Grammie's because I love granola and what better than homemade granola. I will try and make this for Easter and give it out as gifts in jars. I know my family will love it. Of course, they can munch on it anytime they want and it is a great healthy snack.

I remember my Grandma putting this granola into her homemade yogurt she would make. It really helped my sister & I to be able to eat it easier. It wasn't like the store bought kind with fruit and all. It was sort of sour and tart and other times we could put a spoonful of homemade jam.

Ingredients

1 c
raisins
2/3 c
peanut butter
2/3 c
honey
1/2 tsp
cinnamon *
1 tsp
vanilla
4 c
rolled oats*
1/2 c
dried figs, snipped (this is about 7 or 8 figs)
1 c
shelled peanuts (i used peanuts w/sea salt)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pour boiling water over raisins, set aside.
2
Combine peanut butter & honey in saucepan and melt. (This takes about 5 minutes or so.) Stir in vanilla, pour over oats and cinnamon.
3
Spread over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 250 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
4
Stir in raisins, figs and nuts. (I also use other dried fruits like pineapple, papaya, apricots and cherries.)
5
Dry in oven about 1 hour, stir occasionally. Store covered. Yields: 8 cups

(Or whatever fruits you decide. This is a picture of my "Easter Granola" I had dried papaya, pineapple, cherries, figs and salted peanuts)
6
To Vary: Use black walnut or other flavors of extracts. Try different nuts and/or sunflower seeds. Add 1/2 cup carob powder to oats or add some wheat germ & bran, increasing the honey too.
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My Easter Jars:
I added papaya, pineapple and cherries to the mix

I cut out squares of remnant fabrics to use for the bags on top.
I bought 1 bag of green plastic grass
Assorted candies and placed in those 1/2 baggies you can buy at the store.
Colored thin stripped ribbon and fancy Easter color ribbon thicker.
Stickers for jars to write Happy Easter on.
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The fabric is up under the lid and then the lid is screwed on to hold fabric in place.
Here is how I placed the candies on the jar and then tied the fabric up around it.
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Here are my completed jars of Easter Granola and a little chocolate goodies on top.
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January 24th, 2015 --- Made a double batch of granola to share with family & friends. Here is the fruits I put into this batch.
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January 24th, 2015 --- Granola all ready to eat!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Nuts, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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27 Comments

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Feb 21, 2015 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: Cook Buddies and TUPPERWARE COOKING FAVES-NOW & THEN.
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Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Feb 21, 2015
Hi Maggie, I'm so sorry that I am just now seeing your comment. Yes, oven is on during the 40 minutes. You want this to harden up and be crunchy. I just let it sit on the pan when I take it out of the oven till it is completely cooled. Then I break it up and put into airtight containers.
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Nov 5, 2014 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: Canning Corner
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Maggie Hinz vistaway1805
Sep 9, 2013
Hi! I made this yesterday with raisins, almonds, chia seed, and chocolate chips. I couldn't find any honey in my pantry (of course I found it about an hour after I finished the recipe), so I used agave instead, which worked nicely. My question though... When you let it "dry" for an hour in the oven, is the oven still on, or do I just keep it in there while it's cooling off? Is it supposed to become "crunchy" hard, or just stay soft yet not sticky? I'll be trying it again soon before my honey bear runs away again, but I thought I'd check this out with you on these things first. Thanks for the great recipe... or thanks to your Grandmother :)