This is simple cook I have down to a science in a convection oven. So I had to try my hand at fixing something that wasn’t broken.
Since we had pizza and a movie planned for last Saturday night, I figured I’d take advantage of the one heat source and see how one of my staples, granola, would come out on the Big Joe.
This is a quick, inexpensive, and easy to make snack we pay far too much for when buying it from the grocery stores.
I let the temperature stabilize around 350° for a little while, then put my cookie sheet of granola on for about 30 minutes. I probably could’ve taken it off at 25 minutes, but I like my granola like I do my pizza, crispy. Just personal preference. The granola certainly took on some smoky goodness. Interesting new twist to the flavor.
This particular batch contained most of the ingredients listed below, however it was just shy of the 3 cups of oats. You can add just about any freeze dried fruit you want to dice into it. I prefer not to put in too much fruit, otherwise it won’t come out as crisp as I like.
Oats 3 cups
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
Coconut oil 1/2 cup
Maple syrup 1/4 cup
Craisins 1/2 cup
Sliced Almonds 1/2 cup
Cinnamon 2 tsp/or to taste
Cayenne 1 tsp/or to taste
Mix the ingredients well, or you’ll end up with clumps of brown sugar.
Spread the mixed ingredients out on parchment paper in a 12x17 inch Cookie sheet, then cover it with wax paper and roll it out to make it as flat as possible.
If you want bars or pieces, now is the time to cut or shape them before putting it into the oven or kamodo.
Once the granola was off, up went the temp for pizza.