In an effort to feed my family more healthy less processed foods, I decided to give this granola recipe a shot. I love granola. I love it with milk in the morning but I especially love it by the hand full...:>)! This recipe is OMG awesome!! It smelled so wonderful as it was baking away in the oven. So good that I couldn't wait for a taste as soon as I pulled it out of the oven. It was delightful! I only made one change to the original recipe. I omitted the wheat germ because I did not have any.
I now have a full gallon zipper bag of the most delicious granola at my eating whim. My girls have a healthy snack without the added preservatives and chemicals. You MUST give this a try if you heart granola.
Elise's Homemade Vanilla Granola
(recipe from Favorite Family Recipes)
8 c. oats
2 c. sliced almonds
1 c. wheat germ
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon
craisins or raisins, to taste (optional)
3/4 c. canola oil
1 c. honey
3 Tbsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine first 8 ingredients (dry ingredients) in a large bowl. In a saucepan combine oil, honey, and vanilla and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute then pour over oat mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened. Divide and spread mixture over 2 large cookie sheets and bake at 300-degrees for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave on pans until the granola hardens. Break up granola and store in large Ziploc bags or containers.
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