Home Made Granola – with Agave In The Raw Nectar™


The other day, walking through the local Meijer’s store I noticed a new product on the shelf – Agave In The Raw™.  A week later I received an email asking me if I would like to try a sample of a new product called Agave in the Raw™, sure why not.  I didn’t know much about the product so I did a little research on their website www.agaveintheraw.com and found out that agave is the nectar of the Blue Agave plant found inMexico – it looks like a big pointed cactus.  The people ofMexico have been using it as a sweetener for centuries.  I also found out that agave nectar is about 25% sweeter than sugar – so you can use less.  It has a unique flavor, somewhat like honey.  It is a good alternative to maple syrup or honey.  The Agave In The Raw™ product is 100% natural and USDA certified organic.  It comes from the makers of Sugar In The Raw® and Stevia In The Raw®



With my sample in hand I looked through their website for recipe idea’s – there were a handful of yummy looking recipes but I decided to try the nectar on one of my own recipes for granola that normally calls for maple syrup.  Before I started I visited the baking tip section of the website to figure out how to substitute the maple syrup for Agave In The Raw™.  I found out I needed less than what the recipe called for and also I may not have to bake it as long.



I’m happy to say that I was pleased with the results.  The granola had a really good flavor to it and browned nicely.  I have also used it drizzled on my yogurt.



Home Made Granola


2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats

½ cup of sunflower seeds

½ cup slivered almonds

¾ cups of yellow raisins

¾ cups dried cherries

¼ cup flaked coconut

Zest from one lemon or orange

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup butter

½ cup Agave In the Raw nectar

 homeade agave granola


Preheat over to 300 degree’s and set out 1 or 2 baking pan with sides.


In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients, stir well.  Then in a small sauce pan melt the butter and then add the nectar – give it a quick stir to mix well and then remove from heat.  Drizzle over the granola and mix well to coat. Place in the baking sheets in a thin layer.  Place in over and stir occasionally.  I checked mine after 10 minutes and stirred it.  Bake until the mixture takes on a nice golden color (mine took about 25 minutes total – keep an eye on it).


For more information on this product please visit www.agaveintheraw.com


Disclosure:  I received a free sample of Agave In The Raw™ for review purposes.  All opinions are honest and 100% my own.



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