Saturday, May 28, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Granola

Not much tastes better than homemade granola.  This one tastes great!

  • 8 c. oats
  • 2 c. sliced almonds
  • 1 c. wheat germ (I omitted this)
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • craisins or raisins to taste (optional)
  • 3/4 c. canola oil
  • 1 c. honey
  • 3 TBS vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Combine first 8 ingredients (dry ingredients) in a large bowl.  In a saucepan combine oil, honey, and vanilla and bring to a boil.  Let boil for 1 minute then pour over oat mixture. 

Mix until all ingredients are moistened.  Divide and spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets and bake for 20-30 minutes.  Remove from oven and leave on pans until the granola hardens.  Break up granola and store in large ziploc bags or containers. 

*I cut this recipe in half.  I also thought there was too much salt in this, so I would cut it in half next time.

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