Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday at the Table

Thank you, Alton.

If there's one recipe I've made more than any other these last several months, it's Alton Brown's recipe for granola.  It's simple, easy, and oh, so tasty. Here's my version:

Combine in a bowl:
3 cups rolled oats (I use Bob's Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.)
2 cups nuts (I like a combo of slivered almonds, cashews, and chopped pecans.)
3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut

In a separate bowl, combine:
6 Tb. each dark brown sugar and maple syrup
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 tsp. salt

Mix all together and pour onto two sheet pans. Bake at 250-degrees for 75 to 90 minutes. Begin turning/switching trays and stirring every 15 minutes or so after the first 45 minutes. Remove from oven when desired toastiness is reached and let cool.
The original recipe suggests adding 1 cup raisins. If you wish, do so after baking. I prefer it without and then served over a nice bowl of fresh blueberries and Greek yogurt or a splash of cream. That's good eats!

{see original recipe here}

Random: Alton came to our town a couple of years ago and we went to his book-signing for Good Eats. Talk about an interesting and amusing speaker! If you ever get the chance to hear him live, do try and go!


  1. I love Good Eats! I am generally more successful if I know the science of "why" I'm doing something, so I appreciate his approach. Plus, he's funny, and his recipes work. Always helpful! I use his method for brown rice and love that I never have to worry about crunchy rice any more. The granola looks great, and is on my list of things to make in the next week. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I like to add some wheat germ for a little extra somethin. :)