Monday, August 10, 2009

Make it Monday: Homemade Granola

I grew up on homemade granola. Oh YUM. If you have only had store bought granola you don't know what you are missing!

I took my mom's recipe & my mother-in-law's recipe, combined them and tweaked it a bit to my changing taste. Here is how our family loves granola.


CRUNCHY GRANOLA

5 c. oats (I usually use quick oats)
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. milled flax seed
1/2 c. coconut
1 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. sesame seeds
1 1/2 c. nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc. whatever you want!)
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. oil
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. molasses
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp mapleine

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flax seed, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, nuts, Blend well. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine water, brown sugar, oil, honey molasses, salt, vanilla, and mapleine. Heat and stir until sugar and honey are dissolved. Do not boil. Pour syrup mixture over dry mixture, and mix up well. Cover large cookie sheet with the granola mixture. Cook for 30-35 minutes for soft granola, longer for crunchy granola. Cool completely before putting into an air-tight container. Sometimes I end up cooking it for about 45 minutes if I am in the mood for really crunchy.

I love to eat granola for breakfast or snacks! I always top it with fresh fruit, or canned peaches in the winter.
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4 comments:

JAEAEAJ said...

Can you email me the granola recipe I tried to cut and paste it to a file I have on my computer for recipes and it won't work
NUTS
Thanks
acfernelius@gmail.com

Flipfloppingmamma said...

I would love a copy of this recipe but it won't let me cut and paste. Can you send it to me? THANKS!!!

jackmanl@hotmail.com

Chels said...

I was going to go to Costco today to buy granola to put on yogurt but then I remembered seeing this post a while back.
Where would I find milled flax seed?
cjeheart@yahoo.com

Marne said...

You can get it at any grocery store in the baking isle. You can also buy it in bulk at stores like Winco.

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