City Boy Granola

027Ya..I know that granola has been popular for a long time.  I can even remember as a kid when it became a breakfast cereal and I begged my parents to buy it in the grocery store which, by the way,  never happened.  So I might be a bit behind the curve in writing about granola, but I thought I would share my City Boy Hens Granola Recipe with you.  Around here we’ve all been eating oatmeal lately for breakfast and granola makes a great topping to a somewhat bland and boring breakfast.

Ingredients

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3 1/2 cups  rolled oats (I use “quick” oats)

1 cup  sliced almonds

1 cup  shelled pumpkin seeds

1  cup of shredded coconut

1 cup  raisins

1 cup dried and cubed papaya

1/2 teaspoon  sea salt

1/2 cup  honey

1/4 cup  sunflower oil

1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

1 egg white

Note:  Feel free to omit or substitute different ingredients.

Directions

Combine oats,  almonds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut together in a large mixing bowl.  Add salt and stir the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, combine the oil, honey, egg white and vanilla extract.  Note:  Add the oil first.  This will help prevent the honey from sticking to your bowl.  Add these wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and continue to stir until everything is nicely coated.010

Spoon the granola out of the bowl onto 2 baking sheets and place in the oven for 45 minutes at 300 degrees Ferinheight.011

Remove the baking sheets from the oven every 15 minutes in order to stir the granola.

After 45 minutes, the granola should be light brown and smell incredible.  Pull the baking sheets out and add the raisins and dried fruit.  Put the granola back in the oven for 5 minutes.  Note:  If you were to bake the raisins and dried fruit for the entire duration of time, they would be incredible hard and/or burnt. 017

Remove from oven, cool, and pack into 2 mason jars. 027Enjoy as a quick snack or as a topping on oatmeal, yogurt, or…………..

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17 thoughts on “City Boy Granola

  1. I want to experiment with my granola recipe and try different ingredients. I’m curious about the egg white. Do you add it for extra protein or does it affect the texture of he finished granola?

  2. City boys: this is quite a bit like my granola recipe, but for the addition of the egg white. I might try that this week and see if it makes mine crunchier. Ever since the summertime heat and humidity struck, my granola has been chewier and not as crunchy. Thanks!

  3. Interesting twist! Can’t wait to try it out! Assuming you don’t eat all within a few days, how long do you think the granola would last in a sealed jar or would a food sealer bag be better? Found you from Creative Home Hop. Thanks!

  4. Hey CB I’m a granola “freak” can’t wait too make your recipe, sounds delicious. Also wanted too thank you for a wonderful, informative blog. Also I plan on making my honeybees water like yours, I have plastic pools now and they are very unattractive. Anyway enough babble from me. Thank again.

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