Fabulous Fall Granola
I’m going to tell you about something that sounds scary, but really isn’t.
Making your very own, personalized granola.
Stop freaking out, seriously…it’s easy and so yummy!
Plus, it’s less expensive than buying granola in the bin section at the grocery store.
The recipe I adapted and use came from The Full Vine.
For those of you without ravenous teenagers, this recipe could easily be cut in half.
- 5 cups of old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 1 Cup ground flax (“flax-seed meal,” etc)
- 1 Cup ground bran (“wheat bran,” etc – can omit if you need to)
- 1 Cup wheat germ
- 1/2 Cup melted butter
- 1 Cup oil; I used a blend of canola and veggie oil
- 1 Cup honey; I used 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup of pure (and delicious) maple syrup from Maine!
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla
- 1 cup of walnuts
- 2 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- Add anything in that you like – any dried fruit, chocolate chips, nut….
(NOTE: obviously, this will make a LOT. Like it filled a 4 quart container with granola, so Be prepared!)
- Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
- Do not grease the cookie sheets you’ll use.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl.
- Melt the butter and combine the other wet ingredients into it.
- Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Spread out about two-three 1-C. measuring cups on a cookie sheet.
- Bake the granola at 350° for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove it from the oven, stir, and cool it to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, put the next batch in the oven.
I keep my granola stored in an air tight container, until my teen inhales it. 😀
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