Thursday, November 18, 2010

Granola

Here's our favorite granola recipe, a "never out" item at our house.  It's easy to make, and it's not as sweet as the commercial varieties.  Honey may be substituted for the sugar, if you prefer, and if you like dried fruit with your granola, add it to suit your taste after the mix has cooled.  I'm making some tonight, and I hope you like it as much as we do. 


Heat together until melted:
     1/4 cup olive or canola oil
     3/4 cup water
     1/2 cup brown sugar
     3/4 teaspoon salt
     1 tablespoon cinnamon


Remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon vanilla.
In a large baking pan, mix liquid mixture with:
     6 cups Quaker Oats old fashioned oatmeal
     1/2 cup wheat germ
     1 cup chopped pecans
     1/2 cup slivered almonds


Bake at 300 degrees for 70 minutes.  Stir.  Turn oven off, and leave granola in oven until oven is cool.



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