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Orange Yogurt with Homeade Granola Recipe

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This recipe for Orange Yogurt with Homeade Granola, by , is from My Mother's Table, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Michelle Morken
Added: Friday, September 7, 2007


Homeade Granola:
4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
2 c. sweetened, shredded coconut
2 c. sliced almonds
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. good honey
1 1/2 c. small-diced dried apricots
1 c. small-diced dried figs
1 c. dried cherries
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. roasted, unsalted cashew

Orange Yogurt:
4 c. (2 pints) plain yogurt
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1 1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. good honey
1 orange, zest grated
1/2 to 1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
Orange sections for garnish

Step 1: Line a sieve with cheesecloth or paper towels and suspend it over a bowl. Pour the yogurt into the sieve and allow it to drain, refrigerated, for 3 hours or overnight.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss the oats, coconut, and almonds together in large bowl. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquids over the oat mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all the oats and nuts are coated. Pour onto a 13x18-inch baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally with a spatula, until the mixture turns a nice, even golden brown, around 45 minutes. Remove the granola from the oven and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Add the dried fruit and cashews.
Store the cooled granola in an airtight container.

Step 3: Place the thickened yogurt into a medium bowl and stir in the walnuts, vanilla, honey, and orange zest. Thin with orange juice until it is a desirable consistency. Garnish with sections of orange, and serve with a bowls of homemade
granola on the side to sprinkle on top.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 large or 8 small
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
overnight plus 1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Like most things Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) whips up, this is delicioso! Yes, it has a lot of ingredients you probably don't have on hand, and it's a bit time consuming, but it's worth the effort for a special
breakfast or brunch. It makes a great breakfast by itself or serve small portions as a first course at brunch. The granola is nice to have on hand as snack and makes a nice gift when scooped into airtight jars.




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