What the Beck???
Today’s Recipe and Location: Granola (to be added to the next recipe for Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies
Found in: The Pioneer Woman blog: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/granola-chocolate-chip-cookies.html
I figured out that there are 473 calories, if ½ c. servings are made, or 237 calories for ¼ c. servings. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)
I really loved this granola. Nicole suggested that it would be good on yogurt, but I just ate it plain because I was yogurtless at the time. The crunch is wonderful, and it has a really good flavor. It would also be fab on ice cream. Yum!
These are the ingredients that I used to create this recipe.
I began by mixing the oats, oil, butter, and salt.
I spread them on these baking sheets and cooked
them. I shook the pans twice during cooking, so
they didn't stick to the pan. Then I set them aside.
I combined the nuts and seeds in a bowl, to make the process
go faster later. I began with the pecans.
Then, I added in the sunflower seeds,
and finally the slivered almonds. Ree called for
chopped almonds, but I had the slivers in the cupboard.
Now, on to make the gooeyness that will hold it all together.
Ya know - like glue. I added brown sugar to a saucepan.
I poured in the honey
and the molasses.
While the gooeyness was melting, I put foil over the cookie
sheets, and then buttered the heck out of it.
I added the seeds and nuts to the baked oats.
Now, back to the gooey mixture which is starting to melt.
The last ingredient to add is the vanilla.
These heart measuring spoons are too cute.
I'm mixing it in and its startin' to boil.
I poured it into the oat mixture.
Now, all of it goes on the greased, foiled
baking sheet and it goes back in the oven for
the final baking. When it is all done, I broke it
into large chunks and it was good to go. This is
a good, healthy snack!