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This is the granola before I baked it in the oven. It has rolled oats, raisins, toasted wheat germ, pepitos (green pumpkin seeds), pecans, almonds, walnuts, a small amount of butter, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. It will be baked at 225 for about an hour and a half.

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Then I add egg whites to it, shape it into molds in a muffin tin, and bake for an additional 45 minutes so that it will hold the shape of the tins.

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A quick, healthy breakfast for the rest of the week chills out under cellophane.

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greengirlnj
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
OOh. YUMM.

I so want that right now with some plain yogurt.

Jan.
kazoogrrl
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
Questions -

Any specific amounts? Or do you just dump it all together.

And - how many eggwhites?

I've been looking at making some of my own granola bars - cheaper and better than the pre-made ones.
foodsforthought
Jun. 14th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
From my Food Network cookbook: Mix together 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats, 1 cup of dried fruit (your choice), 1/4 cup pepitos, 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup chopped almonds, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Bake at 225 degrees for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally (make sure to spray the baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray). Then take it out, put it in a large bowl, and add 2 egg whites and 6 more tablespoons maple syrup. Mix thoroughly and place in muffin cups (sprayed first with cooking spray). Press them firmly into the cups and bake again at 225 for 45 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from tins.
hannah_phi
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Looks so good, I've been meaning to do granola for a while.

I'm just curious why you do the additional step of shaping it? Is it for ease of morning prep? Do you eat it out of hand like that?
foodsforthought
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
They're homemade granola bars / rounds.
hannah_phi
Jun. 14th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ahh, that makes sense. :)
nobodyhere
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Do you find your raisins burn? I often stir them in at the end to prevent that.

I could go for a homemade granola bar right now.
foodsforthought
Jun. 14th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
My raisins got mushy, but didn't burn. I sprayed the baking pan with Pam for baking and kept the oven on 225, stirring occasionally.
absolution
Jun. 14th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
(drool)
mmm_pi3
Jun. 14th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Could a person elect not to mold it and just eat it in a bowl with milk as cereal? Or would it be likely to settle itself into a sticky contaiter-shaped blob, like a BIG granola bar?
foodsforthought
Jun. 14th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
If you skipped the step with the egg whites, extra syrup, and second baking, sure.
kylakae
Jun. 15th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
Ohhhh....me want some!
ex_akoya
Jun. 16th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
wow how awesome is that. i never even thought about making it into basically your own little granola bars!
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