Over the years I reduced the sugar over time and I was using a combination of brown sugar and maple syrup, but I found that the brown sugar just recrystallized in the oven and so this time I tried to use just maple syrup. I added the water a few variations back because the oatmeal did not seem to be cooked.
Nutty Maple Coconut Granola adapted from
3 cups old fashioned Oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup chopped Almonds
3/4 cup unsweetened Coconut flakes
5 tablespoons Maple syrup
In a large bowl, mix together oatmeal, chopped pecans, almonds, and unsweetened coconut flakes.
In a liquid measuring cup, mix together water, maple syrup and salt.
Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 300 F for 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.
I enjoyed the granola, but I have to figure out the whole coconut thing. The coconut seems to get overdone before the rest of the granola is done. My husband suggested that I pour the liquid ingredients over granola and strain it so that the coconut gets the flavor and then pour the liquid over the rest of the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. So.. Until next time.