Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Granola #TryitTuesday

In the years before I worked outside of our home, I frequently made granola during the Winter months.  It has long been one of my husband's favorites, and he will be excited to see it's return.  It's easy to make, tastes better than store bought versions, and is cheaper than the store bought versions.

3/4  Cup of brown sugar
1/2  Cup of honey (I always try to purchase raw, local honey, but this can get pricey)
1/3  Cup oil (I used a canola/olive blend)
5     Cups of oats, preferably old fashioned as opposed to quick, but either will do
1/2  Cup of powdered milk
2   Tablespoons of wheat germ (optional)
3/4  teaspoon of cinnamon
pinch of salt (I used Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, but table salt works)
cranberries, raisins, or other dried fruit to be added after baking

Preheat oven to 375'
In a saucepan, combine the honey, oil and brown sugar and heat until the sugars are dissolved.

In a large cake pan, combine and mix the dry ingredients (except for the dried fruit!)
Pour the dissolved sugars over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Bake at 375' for 10 minutes.  Add the dried fruit of your choice and let cool.


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