Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Southern Style Granola






4 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dried cranberries or cherries( used cranberries)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( used Saigon cinnamon) 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
3/4 cup cane syrup, maple syrup, or honey ( used the wonderful cane syrup from Everett Phillips)
1/4 cup canola oil, olive oil, or a mix of the two ( used canola oil)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

 Mix together the oats, pecans, dried berries, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. 

Whisk  the cane syrup and canola oil and pour over the oat mixture, mixing thoroughly. 


Spread the granola mixture onto a large rimmed baking sheet.  Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 -15 minutes to allow for even cooking.

 Remove from the  oven and allow the granola to  cool to room temperature. (The granola may seem sticky at first but will harden as it cools, yielding a crunchy texture.) Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.



recipe adapted from Dixie Caviar









28 comments:

  1. Amazing.......this sounds so good, and it is good for you. Going to buy some rolled oats today and make this soon. YUM !!!!

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    1. This is really good, going to make up another batch soon...........

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  2. I have tons of oats. Perfect munch food! Thanks Linda. Good morning everyone.

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  3. I love granola-and I have everything for this.......now all I need to do is carve out the time. It looks delicious......can't wait! :)

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    1. Carol you have so many things to bake for Christmas put this on the after the holiday list. Recipe isn't going anywhere (wink)

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    1. Heather- this is the second batch I made. The first time I made it didn't watch it as closely as I should of and it was a little burnt. Made sure I didn't do that again!!!!!!!!!! I was going it out as Christmas gifts but I ended up eating most of it.

      Will i make it again? You bet I will!

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Happy holidays.
      Linda

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  5. We are big granola fans and yours looks excellent! I like the addition of pecans too... Thank you for sharing your recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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    1. I needed to make more. I want to give some out for Christmas. The first batch didn't come out that great ( need to get use to the electric stove) so I kept and close eye on this batch.

      I'll see you again Monday with another good recipe.

      Linda

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  6. This looks so good. I need to see if I can find that Pure Cane Syrup..I love Granola..

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  7. You can use maple syrup- bet that would taste great.

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  8. Love granola...this looks awesome! What a delicious addition to anyone's day...thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by

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  9. Looks delicious, and the perfect homemade gift! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  10. Sounds so good. I've been using almonds in my granola, but pecans sounds fantastic. I need to switch it up! Thanks for linking at Show Me Saturday.

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    1. Love almonds! I have so many pecan and that's the only reason I added them. They taste great toasted.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I love the cane syrup and pecans in this. Linda! So much that I have to feature it...and make it, of course!

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    1. This mean a lot to me. I will not be adding another feature page for 2015. You were my very first feature and I bet you are the last one that will feature one of my recipes this year.

      I will still add recipe links to a few parties and you are on the top of the list. You have been totally supportive and I thank you with all my heart.

      This recipe was also special to me due to the fact that I helped make the syrup. I never heard of cane syrup until we started living in Florida. New Yorkers know bagels and Lox and pizza so cane syrup was an eye opener.

      Wishing you and your family a very very Merry Christmas.

      Linda

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  12. Yum! The cranberries would make it a great wintery snack food. I bet my son would love it. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be featuring it in tonight's linkup. Have a wonderful night :-) Pinned!

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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    1. Thank you so much Ashley! Hope you enjoy it.

      Linda

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  13. This is fabulous! I love it. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party! I hope you stop by on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you. Merry Christmas! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks Kim for the pin and tweet!

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  14. Sounds delicious! I love a good granola recipe. I'm featuring yours tomorrow at Show Me Saturday. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Ginger- sorry to get back to you so late. This just came into my mail.

      THANK YOU so very much for the feature, I so appreciate it.

      Linda

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  15. Pecan and cranberry sounds like a wonderful granola flavor! Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by.

      See you Friday.

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