I never even thought about making it myself until my step-sister kindly shared her recipe with me. In less than an hour you can whip up a big batch and only about 10 minutes of that is hands-on time. That's my kind of cooking!
I modified her recipe slightly, eliminating the dried fruit (I just don't like it in my granola) and substituting a couple local, southwestern ingredients. Enjoy!
- 5 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon cinamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350F. Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and thoroughly stir them together. Divide the mixture and pour it into two 9 x 13 cake pas.
Bake for 20 minutes. Stir the granola. Bake an additional 20 minutes.
Stir a few times while it cools completely then store granola in an airtight container. Yummy!