Granola

You can eat granola in your hand dry, or in a bowl with with milk, yogurt, or water.
Making it is very easy, much cheaper than buying it, and it’s quite a forgiving recipe. You can have endless variety.

Mix these in a Bowl of Enormous Proportions:

Rolled oats- 16 cups
Shredded coconut- 1 & 1/2 cups (or wheat germ, or diced dried fruit)
Almonds, 1 & 1/2 cups (or other nuts)

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees

Combine these in a saucepan:

Oil, 1 cup (nut butters also work)
Honey, 1 & 1/2 cups (or 3/4 cup of brown sugar)
Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla, 1 teaspoon (or some other flavored extract. We like orange extract)

Put the pan over low heat and stir just until runny- not simmering.

Pour warmed mixture into the bowl of oats, and stir it until the oats are coated evenly. It should be damp, but not wet.

Spread the granola in a large, flat jelly roll pan. Or spread it in the bottom of your broiler pan. Or use two or three 9X13 pans.

Put the granola in the oven and let it brown. We stir it about every 20 minutes, and it might take up to two hours to cook. It can burn very quickly, so don’t forget about it.

Let the granola cool, then mix in:

about four cups of dried fruit, banana chips, even chocolate candy if you like.

Put it in away an airtight container
Adapted from recipes on this website.

Works as a disaster food if you freeze it or rotate it regularly.

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  1. Amy
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 4:21 am | Permalink

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