Monday, January 13, 2014

Recipe: Homemade Granola





Every other week I mix up a huge batch (4x the recipe below) of homemade granola.  We eat it as cereal, on yogurt and anything else that it will enhance for the moment.  Daddy and I eat it every morning.  It sticks with you and is an excellent source of good stuff!  I have played with the recipe for several years to get a good balance between good-for-you and taste.  This recipe is our favorite.  The great thing about granola is that you can make changes to match your taste buds.  Add more sugar.  Reduce the sugar.  Only use honey.  Add nuts and dried fruit.  The choice is yours!


Granola Ingredients:

7 cup oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flax
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 T oil
1 T vanilla
1/4 cup nuts (optional)
1/4 cup coconut (optional)
1/4 cup raisins (optional) - Add after baking


(Click to print the Granola recipe.)


Add oats, flax, and wheat germ together and stir.  In a separate microwavable bowl, combine water, oil, honey, and brown sugar and heat two minutes on high to dissolve the brown sugar.  Add vanilla.


Thoroughly stir in wet ingredients.  Pour onto a jelly roll pan.  (Honestly, I bake mine in a big metal mixing bowl - pictured above.  Save dishes!  You do have to bake longer and stir more often though.)

Bake 1 hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes.  Add raisins after baking.  Bake additional time if granola still feels "wet."

Enjoy!!

Be sure to check out my delicious recipe of Granola Bars too! 


7 comments :

  1. Yum! We love granola! This looks like a great recipe!

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  2. How long does this store?

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    1. We keep it in a tight container for about 2-3 weeks and it is fine. The only time that we have had trouble is when I didn't cook (dry) it long enough. You can also refrigerate it which will help it last longer.

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  3. Do you have a printable recipe for your granola and granola bars? Either a link or just all in one place so I can copy and print.

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    1. I don't but let me work on that and I will get it added. I will share on our Facebook pages when they are finished. Thanks for asking.

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    2. Thank you - how about one for the granola?

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