Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Granola with Dried Fruit - The best ever

We serve Granola every day along with our breakfast main entree and fresh fruit courses.  Guests love the dried fruit we put in the Granola and are constantly asking for the recipe.

Artists' Inn Granola      

Yield:  Approx. 14 cups     Oven Temp: 350 degrees

8 cups of Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
1 cup shredded  Coconut
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cups Raisins
1 1/2 cups Cranraisins
3/4 cup Canola oil
1 cup Honey
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 cups chopped Dried Fruit  (Sams Club has the perfect mix)
8 ounces Dried Banana Chips

1.  In an extra large mixing bowl combine Oats, Coconut, Brown Sugar, Raisins, and Cranraisins mixing together thoroughly

2.  In a small sauce pan combine Canola Oil, Honey, and Vanilla.  Heat a few minutes until honey has become a thin liquid. DO NOT BOIL.

3.  Pour liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix together until dry mixture is coated well.

4.  Spread mixture out on two large jelly roll pans and place in 350 degree oven for no more than 15 minutes.

5.  Remove from oven and place mixture in a large plastic container.   Add dried fruits at this time.  Mix occasionally until cool.  Break up any large lumps.

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:   If this mixture is for your family's personal use, you may want to add 1 cup of nuts (chopped walnuts or sliced almonds) at the same time as you add the dried fruits. 

ENJOY ! ! ! 

Lynda & Howard Lerner
Inn Caring

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