Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Best Granola

At the request of "Aunt Tonnie" here's a granola recipe that you will gladly ditch your four-dollars-a-box cereal for.

The Best Granola Recipe

6 cups of rolled or steel cut oats
3 cups of nuts (your choice, we like sliced almonds)
1 cup of wheat bran
1 cup flax seed meal
2 cups coconut
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper. In your biggest bowl mix together oats, nuts, wheat bran, flax seed meal, coconut and cinnamon. In a sauce pan combine remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat until all ingredients are melted and mixed together. Remove from heat. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients. Mix until all of oat mixture is wet. Spread over cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and stir granola well. Return to oven for another 10 minutes or more. Just be careful not to burn. Allow granola to cool. Store in an airtight container for a few weeks. Don't worry, it won't last that long!

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