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I couldn't believe how much better homemade granola is than store bought, and this recipe is quite easy with a few helpful hints!

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
¾ teaspoon cinnamon

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. 

 To break into large pieces (like granola bars), allow to fully cool and loosen around the edges before breaking.

 I like to save the crumbs to sprinkle over yogurt and fruit. 

When finished breaking, store in an airtight container. 



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5 Responses so far.

  1. Wow… this looks yummy and easy to make.. Looking forward to enjoy it.

  2. Delicious. Since it’s a simple recipe I am going to try this tonight. 

  3. I've to try this one today.

  4. Unknown says:

    What type of oatmeal do you use? Are quick oats ok?

  5. Yes, Lindsey, I used quick oats. Thanks for visiting!

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