Monday, June 7, 2010
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.