Thursday, November 19, 2009

Soaked Granola/Granola Cookies

aka Granola The Boy Can Eat

8 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups cultured buttermilk
2 cups water

Combine above ingredients in a glass bowl, cover and let sit on the counter for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, mix together in a small glass bowl and heat until thin:

1/2 cup raw honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 TBSP vanilla

Stir honey mixture into oatmeal mixture, and add:

1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup sliced almonds

Spread granola mixture evenly on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, and bake at 200˚ for 4-6 hours. Allow to cool in oven. (I leave it in overnight with the oven light on to ensure complete crispiness.) Crumble granola into a container for storage, or break into cookie-sized pieces, aka Granola Cookies, and serve.

Optional add-ins once it has cooled:

1 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower or chopped pumpkin seeds
1 cup other chopped, dried fruit

Slightly adapted from

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