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Our Favorite Granola




 Our Favorite Granola


We've been making this granola recipe for at least 30 years. As I made it last night I thought of the many pounds of oats we have eaten. Maybe I'm part horse.  It is easy, inexpensive, healthful, and delicious!

8 cups rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 to 1/2 cup bran, wheat germ, or ground flax (optional but healthful)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey

Mix dry ingredients and then add the oil and honey. Stir thoroughly. Bake on a greased or lined jelly roll pan at about 350 deg for 30 min, stirring occasionally. Bake longer for toastier granola. When granola has cooled stir in raisins, dried cherries, etc.

Variations: add 1/2 cup coconut before baking. Not as healthful but it tastes good.

We sometimes substitute water for half the oil.  You need the moisture to get the granola crunchy.  Usually when it is brown I stir it, turn the oven off, and then leave it in there, sometimes overnight.

I've been experimenting with the seasonings. My latest version is to use freshly grated nutmeg. What a difference! Then I add
1 tsp ginger
1/2 t cardamom

 

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I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. To earn my keep I am an Independent Longaberger National Sales Leader. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper.