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Friday, November 12, 2010

Easy Stovetop Granola

Easy Stovetop Granola                  Makes 2 gallons

1/2 cup  Organic Coconut Oil
16 cups Organic rolled Oats
2 2/3 cups Butter
2 cups Raw Honey
2 2/3 cups packed Organic Brown Sugar
4 cups chopped Almonds
2 2/3 cups dried Organic Cranberries (we prefer the apple juice sweetened cranberries)
4 cups shredded Organic Coconut flakes (unsweetened)


  1. Heat the Coconut oil in a very large pot.  Add oats, then cook and stir until starting to lightly brown.
  2. While oats are cooking, in a saucepan, melt the butter, honey and brown sugar, stirring constantly, until bubbly. 
  3. Add the butter mixture to the lightly browned oats in large pot.  Stir thoroughly and cook for at least 5 minutes, a little longer if you like your granola a little crunchy.  With burner turned off, add coconut flakes, chopped almonds, and cranberries to the oat mixture.  Stir well.
  4. Pour mixture out onto 4 large cookie sheets to cool.
  5. When cool, store in an airtight container.
 This recipe may be scaled down.  We like it so well that I make it in a large batch such as this.  It will only last around a week for us. (Really!) :o)

Other nuts and fruit may be used as well.  I often use chopped dates (rolled in oat flour and bought this way) flax seeds, pecans, raisins, pumpkin seeds and/or sunflower seeds. (Whatever sounds good to you.)

I am not a cereal eater for breakfast and usually will only eat granola as a snack, maybe in the evening, but even I can't resist this one for breakfast sometimes.

I also have to give credit to where credit is due! I followed this recipe from Allrecipes, tweaked it a little, and then showed my recipe to Laura.  Laura made it and tweaked it by adding more honey, and wow!!! What a difference it made!!! So thanks, Laura!