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Old 03-23-2011, 10:23 AM #62 (permalink)
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Default Re: Interest in very easy cooking?

Phil's Granola

Use a large pan for this. I used the under part of a broiling pan. Oven preheated 275 degrees. I made this every 10 days or so... if you make it a lot, the timing, the heat level you like best is what matters. Phil likes his "crunchy", so it's baked a long time for him. One of my caregivers delivers it every week for him, now.

Heat together (microwave or stove top): I cup frozen apple juice concentrate with 6 Tablespoons brown sugar until warm and sugar melts when stirred.

In the large oven pan, mix together:
6 heaping cups rolled oats
3 level cups sliced or slivered almonds (or broken pecans or walnuts)
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Pour hot apple juice mixture over all the oats/nut combination, and stir, trying to get all dry ingredients coated, and no puddles of juice left on the bottom. Bake, stirring every 20 minutes, for at least 40 minutes. For a crunchier granola, use 300 degrees or even 325 and stir every 10 minutes.

Add 1 cup unsweetened coconut, don't stir--just try to sprinkle it on top evenly. Bake 5 minutes. Then, stir it into the rest of the ingredients. Bake 5 more minutes.

Remove from oven. Coconut should be golden in color. When cool, stir in 1 cup dried
cranberries or cherries
. Store in air-tight containers. It's fine for at least 2 weeks.

note: unsweetened coconut is found in health food stores or on line.
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