I came across this granola recipe on a blog I read regularly (she's the one with Freebie Fridays and a great list of freebies to request!).
I have been looking for a good granola (that's not going to cost an arm and a leg) and this one looked like it would be easy to add to.
I used the recipe she posted and then added 1 cup of toasted coconut and 1 cup of chopped dates. Yes, I'm not usually one to eat coconut. I love the flavor (pina colada, anyone?) but I just don't like the feel of the coconut flakes. I learned, though, that I've apparently missed out on the deliciousness of toasted coconut! X-man and I both had a taste after toasting it!
The granola turned out wonderfully! It was a touch too sweet (and I have a sweet tooth) which I'm sure is due to the fact that the dates and the coconut are both sweet. I bet the next time I make it (this afternoon) I can leave the 2 tablespoons of sugar out. It did stick to the pan (but that's because I forgot to spray it and I mixed it all up in the pan. I'll probably use a big bowl for the mixing and make sure to spray the pan this time).
And this granola didn't cost me anywhere near the cost of some of that stuff you buy in the store!