Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Homemade Granola
This recipe is very similar to the original recipe in the Ball Blue Book

4 c. uncooked regular or quick oats
1/2 c. wheat germ (or milled flax seed)
1 c. coconut
1 c. slivered almonds (or walnuts or pecans)
1 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c.brown sugar (or evap. cane juice crystals)
3/4 c. vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
1 c. raw pumpkin seed (optional)
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 c. raisins (optional)

I always double this recipe for my family of 6.

Combine dry ingredients, except raisins. In a saucepan combine oil, sugar, and honey. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Mix until well blended. Spread on a shallow baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. (Mixture may also be dried in an electric dehydrator at 145 degrees F about 3 hours or until mixture is crunchy) Stir in raisins. Store in home canning jars or plastic food storage bags.
Makes GREAT cereal, yogurt topping, or a snack. Enjoy! :)


Mike said...

Love Granola. Should try this.


busybusymomma said...

Mmm, I'm going to have to try this!!

Butterfly Mama said...

My recipe is similar - I'll have to try adding the cinnamon! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try this! I love making home made granola and then making granola bars!