I like granola. Well, I like certain granola. I am a bit picky, but they are so expensive – especially with my tastes (Can we say Kashi chocolate granola?). I ran across this recipe,but I have no idea where. I like granola. I like oatmeal cookies. I figured it was a good fit.
All the dry mixed up. When you make this recipe, don’t do this. I just wrote down the ingredients when I went to the kitchen instead of all of the directions. Mistake. I put the raisins and chocolate before the first bake instead of after.
I tried to make the just not quite enough honey and mixed the crap out of it when I poured it on. I was determined to get every piece covered. By the way – use a bowl bigger than a cereal bowl to mix up the peanut butter and honey……trust me.
See, this is when you were supposed to put in the chocolate and raisins then bake again. I just took it out and put it to cool while I worked on some other things. I didn’t realize that I got it wrong until I sat down to write this post. I didn’t want to put it back in for fear that it would burn the chocolate. I took a taste while I was breaking it up and it was pretty good.
See this? This is what I originally wrote about my first impression of the granola
“The honey I used is very strong and makes me kind of wonder if I could use something else in it’s place. Honey and I have an odd relationship. It’s not that I hate it, it’s just that I prefer it sometimes and others, I don’t. I definitely want to try this again with corn syrup or agave nectar or something. “
Fast forward to when I was putting it away for the final picture. I couldn’t stop eating it. I started wondering what cocoa roasted almonds would taste like in it or cinnamon toasted almonds. I think I will keep it the way it is – definitely use honey. It wasn’t as crunchy as standard granola, but I am guessing that is because of the missed second baking. I cannot WAIT to make this again. Oh, yea, and actually make it the correct way next time 😀