Homemade Granola

Craisins, Pecans, Almonds, & OatsHere is a delicious, healthy recipe for homemade granola.  The beauty of making your own granola is that you can make it different every time by changing up the fruit and nuts.  It is also cheaper and it yields more than a store purchased variety.  If you can buy these products in bulk that makes it more cost effective and you’ll have the products on hand for the next batch.  Granola is fabulous on yogurt, ice cream, or just as your morning cereal.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large roasting pan mix:

10-12 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3 cups wheat germ
2 cups unprocessed bran 2 cups sunflower seeds
2 cups chopped unsalted nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)

Mix above ingredients by hand and then add oil and honey.  Again, it’s best if you do it with your hands.  Also, add the oil first and the honey will slide right out of the measuring cup.

1 3/4 cups canola oil 1 1/2 cups honey
2 cups dried fruit (craisins, raisins, apricots)

Roast, stirring every 20 minutes for one hour.  After it is done, add fruit.  Mix well and let cool.  Store in an airtight container.  This recipe also freezes well.  Granola is very high in fiber so start slow if you are new to the granola family!  Enjoy!

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I am the proud wife of an Air Force pilot and stay-at-home mom to three daughters. My days stay busy with homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, exercising, and sanity checks (which take up the rest of the time). My handsome husband and beautiful daughters are my joys here on earth!

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