Tips for Tuesday
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey (I like to use just a bit more to help the oats stick together better)
¾ cup brown sugar
Mix oil, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan. (I like to do it in that order. Measuring the oil first helps the honey slide right out of the measuring cup, and it works better to mix the brown sugar into the liquids.) Heat over medium to low heat just until the sugar is dissolved, before it boils. (Boiling it isn't disastrous, but it will make the granola a bit crunchier.)
4½ cups oatmeal (I use quick oats)
½ cup dry milk
Optional: add nuts, wheat germ, flax seed, coconut, dates, etc.
Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a bowl and stir. Pour sugar mixture over dry mixture and mix until all the oats are well moistened. (If there are dry spots going in, there will be dry spots coming out.) Press into a lightly greased 9" by 13" pan and bake at 375° for approximately 10 minutes. (For chewy granola, take out of the oven when slightly brown. For crunchy granola, bake until top is all browned.)
Let cool in pan. For granola crumbles (to eat as cereal), break up with a fork when slightly cool.
I like to save the crumbs to sprinkle over yogurt and fruit.
When finished breaking, store in an airtight container.Tweet
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