Peggy Su’s Granola

I’ve always wanted to make granola and share it with my friends. And based on the shared experiences over granola, they tell me I should make a business of it. I can’t say I’m ready to take a hobby and make it a business, but for now it’s fun to make a batch or two of happypeggy granola and share it with friends. The thing about granola is it tastes great and it’s super versatile. You can put it on plain yogurt, add it to unsweetened and unflavored cereals, eat it plain as a snack any time of day, or take it with you on camping/hiking trips. The only downside of it is that it takes a long time to make. Every batch of granola takes an hour to bake and you have to tend to it for the entire hour, stirring every 10 minutes or so to get an even baking. For that reason, handmade granola is a costly production as not everyone has built in 12 tier convection ovens or that many trays, silpats, mixing bowls, dehydration machines, etc. Maybe one day, I’ll have my own mini factory-kitchen, but for now, I hope you enjoy every last oat and nut as much as I’ve enjoyed making it and thinking about who I would be giving it to with every stir. :)

Also, if you peruse the rest of my blog, you’ll hopefully get a sense of who I am and what I’m all about, but the logo pretty much says it all. In the core of my being, even with the ups and downs that hit you in the normal course of life, I think I’m genetically predisposed to be a bit more happy and optimistic than the norm. I hope that happiness passes on to you too, even if for a moment, with every sampling of granola from peggy su’s test kitchen.

P.S. I recently borrowed a friend’s nordicware tray and invested in one more silicone baking mat from Crate an Barrel. Building my future kitchen sure takes time, but at least now I can make two trays of granola at a time!

P.P.S. I’m still working on perfecting the recipe to obtain optimal flavors and crunch so feel free to leave me any comments or feedback to help me perfect the recipe. I once tried it with fresh blueberries, but it didn’t quite work. That probably calls for a dehydrator…so I’ll explore that one waaaay later.

P.P.P.S. Here are some future flavors I’m thinking to experiment with: cherry oolong, jasmine green, lavender rose.

  1. WOW! Got a little gift from my friend, happypeggy! A very cute little package of Peggy Su’s Granola. I love granola over vanilla yogurt and I just happened to have some in my refrigerator. At breakfast time I opened my precious little gift and poured some out over my yogurt. The smell of honey wafted out. I don’t even know if there’s honey in there, but it still wafted :) Oh my goodness, what a perfect blend of flavor and crunch. I had it every morning until it was gone, then I sadly threw the package away.

    Thank you my dear friend! You make the most wonderful treats. I’m sure your new flavors will be awesome.

    Joyce

      • Peggy
      • March 26th, 2012 4:47pm

      Thanks Joyce! Yes, it’s made with honey. No other sugars or sugar substitutes. It gives it a rich full-bodied flavor.

    • Pamela
    • March 27th, 2012 9:40pm

    SOooooo sweet Peggy!! I would love to taste your granola! Such an awesome idea. Im sure it’s super good and super healthy!! My breakfast awaits your wonderful granola :)

    Pamela

    • Lydia Chen
    • October 10th, 2014 10:23pm

    Peggy,

    Do U have receipe? I have diabetic can I eat that kind of sweet?

    Lydia Chen

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