We like this recipe for homemade granola, and it’s so simple! It’s easy to make on a cool fall morning when you want to fill the kitchen with smells of vanilla and cinnamon. Add things like ground flaxseed, wheat bran, etc. to it for even more of a nutritional boost. I can’t remember where I found the recipe, but this link has the closest version.
Makes 6 cups
4 c. oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts (pick your favorite)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine brown sugar, oats, oil, honey, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil or until sugar has dissolved.
2. In a large bowl, combine nuts and oats. Pour melted honey mixture over the oats and stir to combine.
3. Spread granola mixture out on a large jelly-roll pan or cookie sheet with sides. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
4. Let cool, and then break into clumps and store.