Oct 122013
 

I love granola—but have always been too cheap to buy it ready made.  And when I discovered how easy it is to make it at home, I swore I would never buy it at the store.  Still haven’t.  Take a try at this recipe.  It is sooooo, so  easy that  you will likely convert to my way of thinking.

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Oh, and don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your favorite flavor!

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Easy Home Style Granola

Simple, common ingredients you can always have on hand
Simple, common ingredients you can always have on hand

6 cups regular oats (you can use quick oats, but I prefer the regular)

2 cups shredded coconut

1 – 2 cups chopped nuts

1 cup honey or maple syrup (or pancake syrup)

or

1 cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup canola or coconut oil (or melted butter or margarine)

3 t. cinnamon

1 1/3 c. raisins or other dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

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In a 2 cup liquid measuring cup, combine the oil and the honey (or syrup or brown sugar).  Stir well.

Add to the combined dry ingredients and mix well.

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Oil two large cookie sheets and divide oat mixture between the two pans.

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Lightly salt and then place in oven.  Bake 10 minutes, then switch cookie sheets and cook another 5 minutes.

Remove from oven.  Before allowing the oats to cool, loosen from pan with a metal spatula.  Allow to cool.  Top with dried fruit. (Or use chocolate chips if you are a chocoholic.)  Keep in an airtight container.  Serve with milk or eat as a snack.

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Hide it from yourself if you made it for the rest of the family.  Simply too tasty to pass up.

Makes about 10 cups of granola.

Easy to make Home Style Granola

Easy to make Home Style Granola

Ingredients

  • 6 cups regular oats (you can use quick oats, but I prefer the regular)
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 – 2 cups chopped nuts
  • 1 cup honey or maple syrup (or pancake syrup)
  • or
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup canola or coconut oil or melted butter or margarine
  • 3 t. cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 c. raisins or other dried fruit

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  3. In a 2 cup liquid measuring cup, combine the oil and the honey (or syrup or brown sugar). Stir well.
  4. Add to the combined dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Oil two large cookie sheets and divide oat mixture between the two pans.
  6. Lightly salt and then place in oven. Bake 10 minutes, then switch cookie sheets and cook another 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Before allowing the oats to cool, loosen from pan with a metal spatula. Allow to cool. Top with dried fruit. (Or use chocolate chips if you are a chocoholic.) Keep in an airtight container. Serve with milk or eat as a snack.
  8. Hide it from yourself if you want it for the rest of the family. Simply too tasty to pass up.
  9. Makes about 10 cups of granola.
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