Homemade Granola

Ingredients

1/2 box of old-fashioned oats (any kind of whole rolled oats)

1/2 box of quick oats

(or for the above, divide a box of whole rolled oats in half, and pulse 1/2 of it in a food processor or blender)

2 TBS cinnamon

1 TBS salt

1 C brown sugar

1 C ground flax (“flaxseed meal,” etc)

1 C ground bran (“wheat bran,” etc – can omit if you need to)

1 C wheat germ

3/4 C melted butter

3/4 C oil

1 C honey (add into the oil in a big measuring cup – helps it slide right out)

2 TBS vanilla

(NOTE: obviously, this will make a LOT.  Be prepared!  Add anything in that you like – dried fruit, chocolate chips, almonds…)

Method

Preheat your oven to 350°.  Do not grease the cookie sheets you’ll use.

Mix the dry ingredients in a LARGE bowl or pot.  You can use your hands or anything you like (guess what I use?).  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 1-C. measuring cups on a cookie sheet.  I tried this on a baking stone once, and it can be a little messy.  A lot messy.  You may want to use cookie sheets that have a lip all the way around.

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.

Result

When all the granola has completely cooled, store it in a large sealed container…or a lot of little ones.  You should have about 20 cups full.

3 thoughts on “Homemade Granola

  1. Pingback: Homemade Granola | The Full Vine

  2. With just the two of us and my menu is so limited, do you suppose I could cut the
    recipe in half? I could pass it around to friends.

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