If you’re looking for ways to use all the super-cheap oatmeal we scored a few weeks ago, try this granola recipe out:
8 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 ¼ cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 ½ cups natural wheat germ
¾ cup roasted/ not salted sunflower nuts
½ cup other chopped nuts (I like to use dry roasted almonds, pecans or walnuts)
½ cup sunflower or canola oil
¾ cup honey
2 cups raisins
½ cup dried fruit chopped (or Craisins, raisins, etc)
Pour oats through nuts in a large bowl. Heat oil, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan till bubbly. Pour liquid over dry mixture and mix thoroughly.
Divide the new mixture evenly onto two rimmed cookie sheets or roasting pans. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 15—20 minutes, stirring once to keep evenly browned. I usually bake longer, waiting for the granola to “tan” just a little bit. But be sure to stir every 10 minutes or so. Once granola is COMPLETELY cooled, add dried fruit. Store in a sealed container to keep the crunch!
Experiment with different options for fruit and nuts. Some people even like coconut flakes in theirs. Beware: kids gobble this healthy mixture up like its candy!
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