Sorry for slacking on posts recently!! School is crazy from now until May 24th (when I graduate!!! eek!) and I have found it hard to find time to even sleep this past week or two.
Anyways, lets get to the point since time is precious. I made granola as a thank you to several special people recently, and thought I would share the recipe (which is actually Marilyn Covey’s, found in this cookbook–I highly recommend it!)
A simple, but extremely delicious snack, breakfast, or addition to any meal!
This is such a great, easy, recipe that anyone would love in a mason jar with a note tied around it.
(mother’s day is coming up… just thought I’d toss that out there)
yield: about 10 cups
- 8 cups oats
- 1 1/2 cups butter (melted) or canola oil
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (or any other seeds you would like)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
- 1 cup wheat bran, or germ; flaxseed; chia seeds or any combination of those three
- 1 cup nuts, chopped to desired size (almonds and walnuts work great)
- melt butter and add sweetener or, if using oil, combine it with the sweetener
- measure out dry ingredients into a large bowl
- pour sweetened mixture over dry ingredients (if you melted the butter, wait until it cools!)
- mix all together with hands
- spread evenly on a cookie sheet (its okay if it is a thick layer)
- bake at 325 degrees for about an hour or until it smells like it is just beginning to burn, mixing every 5-10 minutes
It is okay if it still seems oily and not crispy after a long time in the oven–take out when you think it is about to start burning. The oily turns in to crispy and clumps form as it sits and cools.