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Crunchy Granola Recipe

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This recipe for Crunchy Granola, by , is from The Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2010 Cookbook P, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Laura Stanley
Added: Sunday, June 8, 2008


1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. water
4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
8 cups rolled oats
2 c. nuts (chopped pecans, slivered almonds)
Optional: dried fruit (cherries, craisins, raisins, blueberries)

Preheat oven to 275.
Get out 2 cookie sheets.
Combine brown sugar and water in a 4 c. microwave-proof glass measuring cup. Place in microwave on high for 5 min. and cook until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from microwave and immediately add vanilla and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, and brown sugar syrup mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Spread the granola onto cookie sheets.
Bake 45-60 minutes or until golden brown
When mixture comes out of oven, add dried fruit if you wish.
Store in airtight container.




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