I love granola! I love making it for my family and friends. I came upon this recipe when I was searching for some recipes for a special shower I was hosting at my house for a friend of mine who was a surrogate mother for her dear cousin. One special gal! So I wanted this shower to be simple yet have a variety. I made several homemade granolas and this one took the prize. It is more like a treat than it is a tree hugging "granola" snack. Probably why everyone devoured it. Its a keeper for sure!
SALTED CARAMEL GRANOLA
Author: KELLEY GRANT
• 4 cups oats
• ½ cup flax seeds (optional)
• ⅛ cup chia seeds (optional)
• 1 cup pecans
• 1 cup of pretzels
• ½ cup honey
• ½ cup of coconut oil
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• ½ stick of butter
• ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
• 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
1 Preheat oven to 350. Spray a cookie sheet or use a silicone baking sheet.
2 Mix together the oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, pecans, and pretzels.
3 In a saucepan, bring the honey, coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla to a boil.
4 Allow to cool then mix together with the dry ingredients.
5 Press the mixture onto your cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes,or until it starts to turn golden brown.
6 Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes.
7 While its cooling, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk or cream to a boil on the stove stop. Whisk constantly.
8 Allow to boil for 3 minutes then remove from heat.
9 Pour over the granola and place it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
10 Remove, let cool and break into pieces!