Friday, September 4, 2009

Homemade Granola

7 c. Oatmeal
1/2 c. powdered milk
1 T. cinnamon
1/2 c. oil of choice(We used a mix of canola & olive oil)
1 c. honey
1 T. vanilla

We also used:
1 small bag Craisins
1 small bag Almond Slices
3/4 c. Ground Flax Seed
1/2 c. Wheat Germ

Optional:
coconut
slivered almonds
raisins
macadamias
pecans
dried fruits etc.

Combine oatmeal, powdered milk and cinnamon. Add oil, honey and vanilla. Stir well (the oil and honey will separate, but stir together the best you can).
Add any other mix-ins and toss.
Bake on a jelly roll pan (you'll need 2 jelly roll pans) at 200 degrees for 2 hours (your home will smell amazing). You won't need to stir while baking, but once you take it out of the oven, you'll need to let it sit out and let it dry until it hardens.

Tip: depends how many extras you add in, you may need to add a little bit more honey

We love granola! I just haven't found any cheap knock off granola cereal that I like, so homemade is cheaper and better. We like to snack on this all day long!

Additional tip: To make your cereal go further, add a box of Special K with yogurt bits to your granola for a wonderful mixed cereal. You'll have TONS!

1 comments:

Trimble said...

Is the purpose of the milk in this recipe to add nutritional value or does it serve a different purpose?

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