Monday, June 7, 2010

Hyeyoung's Granola

I'm a big fan of homemade granola.  I love plain yogurt with a little drizzle of honey topped with fresh or frozen berries and homemade granola.  I like that you can pretty much throw whatever is in your pantry and make it tasty.  I have about 3 granola recipes that I sort of rotate through, and compared to those, I thought that the Baked recipe was a little heavy on the sugar and honey.  I think the amount of honey in this recipe is the same as one of my other recipes, which calls for 6 cups of oats plus a 1/2 cup of wheat germ.  I ended up not using the salt or the maple and I also added 2 extra cups of oats and didn't use all of the honey that it called for since I also added a little bit of shredded coconut.  Even with those changes, it was a little too sweet for my taste...maybe I'm just used to less sweet granola.  I did like the cinnamon, so I'm thinking I may add a little cinnamon to one of my other recipes.  I baked it for the recommended time, but even after it cooled, mine seemed not as crispy as I had expected.  Maybe it was the humidity?  Anyway, I'm not sure that this is going to become my go-to granola recipe, but I may give it another try on a less humid day and see if I like it better.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I think if you like really crunchy granola you're going to have to cook it longer than the recipe says. I cook it for the same amount of time as the recipe calls for, and it turns out to be the perfect crunchiness for me. But I don't like really crunchy granola.