Sunday, April 6, 2014


Here's the granola I've been making. I'll give it in its most general form.


6 cups grain (oats, barley, whatever)
3 c liquid (some combination of milk, "milk," and water)
4 Tbs something acidic (yogurt, lemon juice, ACV)
1 C oil (coconut oil, butter)
1 C sweet stuff (honey, syrup, molasses, sugar)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla if desired
spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc)
optional add-ins: peanut butter, dried coconut

Soak the first three ingredients together in a non-reactive bowl overnight. Melt the rest of the ingredients together and mix with the grain. Spread in thin layers on oiled cookie sheets. Dry in a 170 to 180 degree oven for several hours. Flip and separate the mush so that it dries in chunks. Keep in an airtight container.

We like it a lot with Sally Fallon "Crispy Nuts" on top, which yield to the tooth with about the same willingness as granola. Those are easy to make: soak nuts overnight with acid and water, and dry just as you do granola.


  1. I have been wanting to try soaking my granola, but the one time I tried it was a total failure. I will have to try again.

    1. what kind of failure, specifically? I think I put too much liquid in the first time and it just took forEVER to dry out! Then recently i got busy and left the grain mixture on the counter for a day too long, and it turned into something I just didn't want to eat... Since oats are cheap it's something I'm not too nervous about experimenting with, although once you add the oil and milk you feel sick about throwing it away.

    2. I'm not even sure. I can't remember how I did it. We (actually just I) ate it, but it was yucky. So I'll try again and see how it goes. The planning ahead part gets me because when I run out, I feel like I need more right now! and I don't want to wait for soaking and drying.