Here is yet ANOTHER first for me. I feel like I have been making may new things lately. I have a friend that loves granola, she has tried many recipes and this is one of her favorites, as of right now. It turned out great! I changed a few things, like leaving out the sunflower seeds b/c I didn’t have them in the house, and I added walnuts instead of peanuts and then included some raisins and crasins. I can’t wait to make this and try out other granola recipes again! It is great on top of fruit and yogurt, splashed with some milk or even eaten straight with a spoon – eat it how you want!
Granola (I made half this recipe and got this large container filled up from it!)
5 1/3 c. quick oatmeal (I used 1/2 quick and 1/2 old fashion)
1 c. oat bran (hot cereal)
1 c. wheat germ
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. peanuts
1/2 TB. salt
3/4 c. oil
2 T + 2 tsp brown sugar
3/4 c. honey
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. water
Almonds, coconut or any other nut (optional – add to your liking)
Raisins and/or Craisins (optional – mix these in after baking! I made the mixtake of adding it before baking which made from some crunchy raisins!)
Mix oatmeal, oat bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds and peanuts and additional ingredients, if using.
In a separate bowl combine the salt, oil, brown sugar, honey and vanilla.
Add the oat mixture to the wet ingredients and pour onto 2 cookie sheets with sides.
Bake at 250 for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Stir every 1/2 hour. Add raisins or craisins to your liking. Enjoy!
Recipe from Bobbi R.