Granola is a bit of a fall luxury for me and making it well it is simple but hard (for me) at the same time. It has taken me a dozen batches to get the end result close to what I want. This one was the closest I have gotten so far.
I decided what better way to try it than make a parfait .
It made for a nice refreshing desert . I had some left over berries so I made a raspberry/blackberry syrup to drizzle over the top for an extra hit of yumm. I am wishing the mint I have starting to root was going well and I would have added a sprig for a bit of green.
We have finally had a bit of cool weather here and it is quite refreshing . High in the mid 70s (f) I have missed this . Now for it to drop 20 or 30 more degrees for the high temp and I would be in heaven . Hopefully Tomorrow 14 Oct. I will be headed to a pirate festival should be a great time or at minimum an interesting time.
- 4 cups Oats
- Pinch of salt
- Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 1 stick of butter(melted)
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup chopped nuts I used pecans
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Dried Fruits ( I used cherries,cranberries,raisins,and dates)
- 3/4 cup of coconut flakes.
- 2/3 cup of Honey and 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar,
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
Preheat oven to 300F. Mix everything in a bowl then spread on a baking sheet . Bake for 30 min stirring every 15 min . I wanted mine to dry out just a bit more so I turned oven off when the oats started browning just a tad and let them cool as the oven cooled down. My thinking is this will allow it to keep a bit longer in the humid environment I live in .