Sunday, April 11, 2010

Homemade Granola

This is straight from The Tightwad Gazette.  We like our granola sweet so this works perfectly for us especially over homemade yogurt :)

Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup veggie oil and 1/3 cup honey in saucepan and heat until sugar is melted.
Combine 5 cups oatmeal, 1/2 cup dry milk, 3/4 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a cake pan.  I used a bowl to make mixing easier and then moved it to a cake pan.
Pour sugar mixture over dry mixture and mix well.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Let cool in pan.  Store in airtight container.
I doubled the recipe and cooked it longer so mine is a little darker than it really should be but it's still great!  I didn't add raisins at all but I'll include the directions for it.

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
5 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins*
1/2 cup dry milk
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

Mix brown sugar, oil and honey in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Combine dry ingredients in a large cake pan.  Pour sugar mixture over dry mixture and mix well.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  Let cool in pan.  Store in an airtight container. 
Optional: add nuts, wheat germ, coconut, dates etc
*add raisins after cooking


precious said...
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Jennifer in MamaLand said...

I know this is an old post, but I found a reference to this granola tonight and just whipped it up in about five minutes. Super-easy and WAY cheaper than the grocery-store kind (at $4-5 a box!) - thanks!
(p.s. The previous comment is spam; it was probably just a program searching for posts with the word "homemade" in the title. So you may wish to remove it.)