Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lazy Granola

This is something that I make almost every week. We all love it, not just for breakfast but also for snacks. I believe I got the original recipe for it over at Money Saving Mom over a year or so ago.

I don't use her exact recipe, as I have altered it for our tastes.

Here is what I use to make this:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the sugar, oil and honey on a pot and bring to a boil. Mix until all is blended and melted together. In a separate dish, measure out 7 cups of oats. I have used quick cooking and regular oats, but they honestly all taste the same to me. I just buy whatever kind of uncooked oats are cheapest. And I don't even measure the oats anymore, I just eyeball it in the pan.

Once the mixture on the stove is well blended together and the sugar has melted, pour it over the oats. Mix well with a spoon. Then place in the oven for 10 minutes, turn off the oven and go to bed. When you wake up it will be done for you. This is why they call it lazy granola.

I don't leave it sit over night though, as I like mine more chewy and not as crunchy which is also why I add the extra honey.You can eat this plain or if you want more of a snack, you can mixe it with chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, raisins, or dried cranberries. You could even add nuts if you wanted to. We have a nut free house, so that isn't an option for us.

As for storage, I simply use an empty canister that my oats came in at the store, I label it "lazy granola" and this keeps it very fresh, for a week atleast, that is the longest that ours lasts around here.

This post is linked to Ultimate Recipe Swap.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good. I am sure my husband would love it if I made some. Thanks for sharing.