Kim Biegacki Recipe

Grammie's Granola

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo


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.


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

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)
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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.
7
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.
8
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.
9
Here are my completed jars of Easter Granola and a little chocolate goodies on top.

About this Recipe

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