Nutty Granola

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One of the many things I love about going home (i.e. Illinois) is the abundance of old recipes made new. I’m sure that my grandparents have been making granola forever, but I’ve certainly never made the attempt. Last weekend, my mom served up some delicious granola for our last breakfast before flying back to Atlanta. It was a recipe from her first cousin, and I knew after a few bites that it’d be a staple in our house in no time. Here’s the scoop, from the kitchen of Joyce Kloter:

1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups slivered almonds
1 cup pecans
7 cups old fashioned oatmeal

Mix ingredients together and bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Spread on wax paper to cool.
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Alterations—I cut back on the butter by half, and added some walnuts, chopped hazelnuts, and dried cherries for giggles. I love this recipe because it’s kind of like hash…add whatever you have handy (within reason, of course) and that way it’s always a new recipe of a golden oldie.

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One thought on “Nutty Granola

  1. So glad to find this recipe! I got tickled when I was reading the recipe off to Mark, who hates raisins, and he said “No Raisins?” I told him I would put them in just for him and he said oh no, just fix it like Julie;s recipe!! 🙂

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