Friday, March 18, 2011


For a yummy, filling breakfast, nothing beats homemade granola.  It's quick and easy to make and fun to eat.  So, for the basic recipe:

12 cups of Old-fashioned Rolled Oats (you can also use quick oats, but I like the texture better of the rolled oats)
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Powdered Milk 
2 cups Oil

Mix together in a LARGE bowl.  Place in a LARGE cake pan and bake at 300 degrees.  If your pan isn't large enough, just do it in 2 batches or just make 1/2 the recipe.  After 15 minutes remove from oven and stir. Place back in the oven. Next, bake for 10 minutes and take out and stir.  Place back in the oven.  After this, take out every 5 minutes, stir and then place back in oven.  Do this until the granola is a golden brown all the way through.  Take out of oven, cool and store in a covered container--this keeps well for several weeks.

Now, above is the basic recipe.  Some fun things to add in are unsalted sunflower seeds, coconut, raisins, dried cranberries, etc.  The possibilities are endless.  If they taste better toasted, like the sunflower seeds, add these before baking.  If the baking would make them tough, like the raisins, add these after the mixture has cooled.
We like to eat ours with milk, but on top of yogurt would be yummy to!  Don't take very big servings--granola fills kids up faster than a boxed cereal does.



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