Since Mike and I both love granola(he eats it for breakfast) I’ve been playing around with making it. I’m not sure you could go wrong with any blend of oats and nuts but I ran across this recipe here and decided it was just what I was looking for. The final result tastes great!
1 ) 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats - preferably thick cut
2 ) 1 cup raw nuts, your choice of any mixture (I did a mixture of slivered almonds and whole almonds)
3 ) 1/2 cup shredded or flake coconut
4 ) 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
5 ) 3 tablespoons extra addition - such as untoasted wheat germ, high fiber cereal or flax seed or a combination
6 ) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (and/or other spices)
7 ) 1/2 cup honey
8 ) 1/2 cup maple syrup
9 ) 2 tablespoons brown sugar
10 ) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
11 ) 2 tablespoons of water
12 ) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract
Other Mix-Ins for after the baking:
chocolate chips, raisins, other dried fruits, etc.
Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small microwavable bowl, heat gently and pour over dry ingredients in large bowl and stir well.
Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread granola mixture in a layer over the entire sheet.
Bake in the oven 15 minutes, then stir with a spatula. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more until light golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Stir a few times while cooling to break up the pieces - if you want it chunkier, don't stir it too much while cooling. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 5 cups.
Enjoy with milk as your morning cereal or use as a yogurt topping or trail mix! Yummy!!