Thursday, March 25, 2010

Granola Recipe . . . per request

Homemade Granola

(a recipe from Sarah)

I'm giving you the recipe for using 8 c of oats--otherwise my family goes through it too fast to make it worth the trouble.  If you want less, halve or quarter ingredients.


8 c oats
2 c flax
1 t salt
4/3 c coconut
4/3 c nuts
1 c maple syrup (or honey)
3/4 c canola oil (I actually use olive oil or coconut oil/olive oil blend
1/8 c water
2 t cinnamin (or vanilla)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Warm the wet ingredients on the stovetop until they thin.  Pour over the dry ingredients and use hands to squish oats together.  Spread out on baking sheets (preferably with slight raised sides).  Put in oven for 30 minutes.  Take out and stir.  Add 4/3 c raisins or craisins or other dried fruit.  Bake 15 more min. until golden. (I've gotten too lazy and just add the dried fruit when it's done baking.)
Enjoy!  Hope you like it!


  1. Thank you Val! I will make this soon!! :)

  2. You can turn this into really delious (not to mention healthier and more affordable than store bought) granola bars by adding a heated mix of maple syrup/honey, some kind of nut butter (I like almond) and additional nuts, dried fruit and/or rice crispies. Quickly mix it all together, press into pan with wax paper and cool in fridge. Cut into squares and they will keep for a quite a while. YUM!

  3. That does sound good. I will have to try that. I think I even have almond butter I could use. Thanks!