I made my own Granola!

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 6:38am
LindyLovesA's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

OK, since our family has gone peanut / nut free I have been slowly finding replacements for all my favorite food stuff. Just wanted to share that I just made my first batch of homemade granola and life is good.
I used [url="http://www.post-gazette.com/food/20001012one7.asp"]http://www.post-gazette.com/food/20001012one7.asp[/url] sans nuts!

Lindy

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 7:02am
ajas_folks's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Just want to know if you made the BIG batch & how long it really lasted??! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
When I've made granola before we were like wild animals who had been deprived of meat . . . it was gone in a flash.
Think it's time for me to order a large batch of honey-crunch sunflower seeds from Sunbutter & use some in Granola.
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 7:51am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

yes, ummmm, we've also made granola....
[i]shhhhhh... but it isn't SAFE here.....[/i]
I like your analogy, EB!!!
We, too, were like slavering carnivores. Very ugly.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 10:30am
amyd's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/12/2006 - 09:00

Homemade granola is one of the greatest things ever!
Speaking of granola, has anyone made granola bars? I noticed that every brand I looked at had may contain peanuts in the label. I'd think this would be a fairly simple thing to make at home.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:21pm
LindyLovesA's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

...those sunflower seeds sound like a good add! I made 1/2 a big batch. We will see how long it last. Husband made granola bars (recipe on the oatmeal box). They are good but pretty soft (sort of like a oatmeal cooking bar but more filling)

Posted on: Sat, 10/07/2006 - 3:46am
sharynsk's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/11/2006 - 09:00

MMMMM Yumm
I love granola, thanks for the post. I recently went to South Africa and visited a freind who was making homemade granola that smelt fantastic.
Really easy to make and fat free
1. A full box of oats
2. 1/2 cup honey or Lyles golden syrup (you can find this at most stop and shops in the US in the imported foods Irish section and i am sure you can find it in Canada) its a peanut/treenut/seed free factory in the UK
3. 1/2 cup of coconut
4. Sunflower seeds (optional)
5. 1 cup Raisins
Mix all the ingredients (except raisins) together in a flat pan on low heat oven, cook for 2 hours while stirring every twenty minutes so that the oats doesnt stick.
When cooled add raisins
and place in air tight container.
If you cook the raisins they get really dry.
Hope you like....

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 7:02am
ajas_folks's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Just want to know if you made the BIG batch & how long it really lasted??! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
When I've made granola before we were like wild animals who had been deprived of meat . . . it was gone in a flash.
Think it's time for me to order a large batch of honey-crunch sunflower seeds from Sunbutter & use some in Granola.
~Elizabeth

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 7:51am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

yes, ummmm, we've also made granola....
[i]shhhhhh... but it isn't SAFE here.....[/i]
I like your analogy, EB!!!
We, too, were like slavering carnivores. Very ugly.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 10:30am
amyd's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/12/2006 - 09:00

Homemade granola is one of the greatest things ever!
Speaking of granola, has anyone made granola bars? I noticed that every brand I looked at had may contain peanuts in the label. I'd think this would be a fairly simple thing to make at home.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:21pm
LindyLovesA's picture
Offline
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

...those sunflower seeds sound like a good add! I made 1/2 a big batch. We will see how long it last. Husband made granola bars (recipe on the oatmeal box). They are good but pretty soft (sort of like a oatmeal cooking bar but more filling)

Posted on: Sat, 10/07/2006 - 3:46am
sharynsk's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/11/2006 - 09:00

MMMMM Yumm
I love granola, thanks for the post. I recently went to South Africa and visited a freind who was making homemade granola that smelt fantastic.
Really easy to make and fat free
1. A full box of oats
2. 1/2 cup honey or Lyles golden syrup (you can find this at most stop and shops in the US in the imported foods Irish section and i am sure you can find it in Canada) its a peanut/treenut/seed free factory in the UK
3. 1/2 cup of coconut
4. Sunflower seeds (optional)
5. 1 cup Raisins
Mix all the ingredients (except raisins) together in a flat pan on low heat oven, cook for 2 hours while stirring every twenty minutes so that the oats doesnt stick.
When cooled add raisins
and place in air tight container.
If you cook the raisins they get really dry.
Hope you like....

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

Do you have a child with peanut allergies and an upcoming birthday? Perhaps you'd like to bake a...

Most nut butters provide all the same benefits: an easy sandwich spread, a great dip for veggies, a fun addition to a smoothie. But not...

Do you have a sweet tooth and more specifically a chocolate craving? Those with peanut allergies must...