Monday, May 13, 2013

Homemade Granola

Who doesn't like granola? They say it can be fattening. This recipe has oil, but at least you know exactly what kind and how much is in it. I use canola oil in this.Of course if has honey and brown sugar to. Do the oats and nuts cancel out that?

Granola from: Once a Month Cooking from 1986-Here is a link to the newest edition

8 cups of rolled oats
1 ¼ cup brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)
1-2 cups of wheat germ, bran, unprocessed wheat or I just grind up some more rolled oats in my hands
1-2 cups chopped nuts or a mix with sunflower seed
¼ cup canola oil (or you can use vegetable oil)
¾ cup honey
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cups of raisins or craisins or other dried fruit

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the oats through the nuts together in a large bowl. Put the oil, honey and vanilla in a saucepan and heat while stirring until it gets bubbly. Pour this over the dry ingredients and stir well. Spread onto 2 large, rimmed cookie sheets and bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring several times for even cooking. Remove from oven and cool completely stirring occasionally to keep it from clumping too much. Add the raisins. This should store for a least a couple of weeks, but it has never lasted that long here. Makes 14 to 16 cups. We like to snack on it or have it with milk.

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