July 16, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Vanilla Granola

Howdy!  It's Tuesday again.  I have no idea where the weekend went... It's been so hot that it probably went up in steam.  Heeheehee!  :-)  OK, I'll stop.  I know I'm not funny.

Anyway, I'm sharing my love of granola this week.  It seems to be costly in the store, but it's really economical to make yourself.


Vanilla Granola

6 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

In a large bowl, toss oats, walnuts, coconut and sesame seeds. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook oil, honey, brown sugar, water and vanilla until well mixed. Pour over oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Pour into two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans. Bake at 275 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally. Store in an airtight container.

Even though the recipe calls for coconut, I didn't use it (I'm allergic to coconut) and it still came out really well.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. I apologize for my first attempt at linking. Guess that's what you get when you've been away for a while. I'm out of practice!

    No coconut for me either. Not allergic--I just don't like it!
    Thank you for hosting!

  2. OMD, you knows what? My mum has actually made granola befoores..back when her used to cook...a million years ago.
    Dis sounds tastey...without da coconut.


  3. I posted a granola recipe yesterday (but it has coconut and coconut oil!) Today I am linking up Blueberry Lime Salsa.

    Quick question....any tips on potty training?! My dachshund is 5 months old, and we don't seem to be making any progress! He does well if he is in his crate, but if left out, he will go anywhere! He hates to be in his crate during the day, so I only put him in there if we are leaving the house, otherwise he barks like a mad man. Help! Please :)

  4. I love Granola, and will have to try your recipe. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. Isn't it amazing how much you can save by making your own granola? Plus, complete control and customization of ingredients! :) Thanks for hosting!

  6. We should declare it National Make Your Own Granola Week! I just made it for the first time myself this week, and it was so easy. I actually used my slow cooker and it was brilliant; I think in the oven I'd burn it for sure! I do love that you can mix and match each batch according to what you have on-hand. I'll be posting mine soon!


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