A long time friend of mine made this granola for my baby shower and I can not fully express with words how heavenly it is. If I could, I would do a dance to show you how happy it makes me. If only we could arrange that...
There is no need to have a long post about this. Just get what you need and make it now.
I promise you will thank me for sharing this with you.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 c. dry powdered milk (I use non-fat)
1/2 to 1 c. almonds
1/2 to 1 c. pecans
1/2 c. coconut
1 T. cinnamon
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. water
3/4 c. oil
2 t. vanilla
1 t. coconut extract
Heat sugar and water to a full boil. Cool slightly and stir in oil, vanilla, and coconut extract. Combine oats, coconut, milk, nuts, and cinnamon in a large bowl and mix. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir. Place mixture on a sprayed cookie sheet lined with tin foil. Bake @ 200 for 2 hours stirring every 1/2 hour. This is when you watch movie of your choice. (Newsies anyone?)
Cool and place in airtight container and hide it from everyone especially the husband.
Eat it by the fistful. Or if you are more dignified than my cavelady like ways top it on your yogurt, fruit (over peaches is amazing). Almond milk and strawberries and this granola will blow your mind. Whoopacchhh (that's my blow your mind sound effect)