My mom’s granola recipe

Granola can be expensive to buy. It’s often stale, or contains cement-hard dried fruit. At very least… the wrong combinations of nuts and dried fruit.

When you make your own you can experiment by adding candied ginger, pumpkin seeds, anything you love!

I grew up eating granola warm from the oven and sometimes still pour cold milk over it,  just to hear it sizzle.

Here is my mom’s recipe:

6 cups oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup of finely chopped nuts
1/2 cup dried milk
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup of oil
2 Tbl water
2 tsp vanilla

My adaption: I like to also add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 2 Tbl flax seeds and 2 Tbl sesame seeds

First mix oats, sugar, nuts, dried milk, cinnamon and seeds. Then heat the oil and honey gently so it thins. Mix the water and vanilla, add to the honey mixture then add the honey mixture to the oats.

Bake at 300 degrees for one hour, stirring about every 15 minutes. Let it cool completely before you store it.

Granola and yogurt is a favorite breakfast around here, but once in awhile I make granola bars with it.

Here is a link for fabulous granola bars. Be adventurous, throw in some dried cranberries or chocolate chips. When I make them, I cut them and wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Then I store them in a plastic bag in the freezer so anyone can grab one on the go.

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