Granola

August 22, 2007

Posted by Mary R.

Preheat oven to 375

1/2 c oil
1 c honey
1 tbsp vanilla

5 c rolled oats
1 c rye oats
1 c barley oats
(or 7 cups of whatever oats you like)
1 c sliced almonds
(or whatever nuts you like)
some coconut if you want
handful of raisins
(or whatever dried fruit you like)

Warm the oil and honey over low heat on the stove until they are no longer thick…don’t boil…just warm.  Off heat add the vanilla…I use vanilla I bought in Mexico, not an extract, so maybe do a bit less of an extract.

Mix together the oats, almonds and coconut in a large baking pan.  I use a roaster pan.

Add the oil, honey, vanilla mixture to the oats and stir until distributed evenly.

Put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes, then stir, then 15 minutes more, then stir and turn off oven, leave in the oven (even though it’s off) for another 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir, let it cool a bit, then add raisins or alternative fruit.

Most granola recipes involve cookie sheets and turning and drizzling.  My mom always made granola in a turkey roaster and just tossed it then ate it, so that’s my method too.  I don’t get the big chunks, but I don’t miss them!  You can add things like cinnamon if you want…good for your heart.