Recipe for Good Morning Granola!
Granola always makes a healthy start to any day. You can tweak this recipe and come up with your own favorite blend. Adding wheat germ, flax seed or any other variety of nutritional grains makes it easy to do something good for yourself!
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of mild honey
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Added to your preference:
1 cup coconut
½ cup of each Dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins)
½ cup Nuts (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds)
Place oatmeal in a large mixing bowl and add brown sugar, honey, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.* At this point you can also add any coconut, nuts or seeds. (Wait to add fruit until the granola is completely baked and is cooling.) Spray non-stick cooking spray over a large cookie pan or jelly roll pan. Spread the granola mixture evenly over the pan. Bake at 325°F for 30-35 minutes, stirring at least two times to insure even browning. Remove granola from oven, add dried fruit if desired. Cool on parchment paper. Serve with yogurt, fresh fruit or as a morning cereal. Lasts up to 3 weeks if stored in an airtight container.
*Some add a bit of vegetable oil or butter to their granola recipes...I leave this out because it is healthier, but if you like a bit more crunchy granola, feel free to mix in 1/3 cup of canola oil or butter before you bake the granola.