I don't know why I never made my own before.... the ingredients are pretty cheap and readily available, so I guess I figured it must be complicated and time-consuming. Uh.... wrong. It's way easy!
So, I made granola for the first time in my life, and it's delicious! My family has been gobbling it up (guess I will be making more soon). It's much cheaper than buying it, and healthier too. (Some granola really packs the calories!) I made this recipe up after looking at a couple and figuring out what my preferences are. It's only lightly sweet, so adjust it to your preference.
ALICE'S GRANOLA (these amounts are approximate because I don't measure carefully)
4 c. rolled oats (not quick)
1/2 c. almonds, coarsely chopped
1/2 c. pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl, toss together oats, nuts and salt. In a small bowl, combine oil, vanilla and honey; drizzle over oat mixture and stir well (use your hands, if necessary). Spread out evenly on a cookie sheet with a raised edge. Bake at 325 degrees for 15; stir/rotate pan and bake 15 minutes more. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container. (Add dried fruit, if you want.)
|Yes, the jar was almost full, and this is how much is left.|