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August 2, 2010

It’s been about 100 years since I’ve posted anything.

Life has been crazy and busy and there are a lot of changes going on around here…good changes. (We’ll leave it at that for now)

This granola came about because my 2 year old opened a can of sweetened condensed milk and I had to use it up! (When I came into the kitchen he had flipped open the easy open tab and was smearing it on his face 🙂 )

The recipe came from the Eagle Brand website and was originally meant to make granola bars.  If you press the mixture firmly into a pan and bake until golden brown they’d make lovely granola bars but I was impatient and messed them up!

The possibilities for this recipe are endless! 

Easy Granola

  • 3 cups oats (I used 2 cups rolled oats and 1 cup barley flakes)
  • 1 cup nuts (I had peanuts and hazelnuts kicking around that I busted up in the food processor)
  • 1 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins or currants
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment or use a silpat sheet.

Mix all of the dry ingredients in  a large bowl.

Mix the sweetened condensed milk with the salt and melted butter and stir into the dry ingredients.

Spread mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring it up every so often.

Once granola has turned a light golden brown, turn the oven off and leave it overnight to dry out.

In the morning, break any large pieces up and keep in an air tight container.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2010 2:37 am

    Welcome back….summers are busy aren’t they?
    I think anything is wonderful if it contains Eagle Brand condensed milk…my weakness…love that stuff.
    Hope u r having a fun filled summer!!!

  2. Susanna Jaeckel permalink
    August 3, 2010 8:26 am

    yum, i love granola ( hint ! )

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