Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Orange, Coconut and Currant "Grain-ola"
I've been meaning to make granola lately. I wanted to make some to give as a holiday gift, but finals and my infinite illness cancelled those plans. Since I'm going on vacation next week and need to bring some snacks, I decided to do a test run of a new (to me) granola recipe from Super Natural Cooking.
The recipe gives you a few options, so for this (half) batch I went with walnuts and currants. It came out very tasty. I've eaten some plain and also with plain yogurt. I look forward to trying other variations as well, particularly what's suggested in the recipe (I didn't have some of the suggested ingredients). I like that the recipe uses coconut oil because I have a lot of that and it's set to expire next month. It seems like it would travel well, too. I thought it was a little strange roasting dried fruit, but it worked out fine. You can do that or add it in after. A perfect granola recipe requires many tries to find, so I'll be experimenting in the near future.