Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homemade Granola

Crunchy Granola
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. water
1 t. vanilla
1 t. salt
8 c. oats
1 c. pecans
1 c. almonds
1 c. dried fruit (optional)

Preheat oven 275 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Combine brown sugar and water. Microwave for 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and salt. In large bowl combine oats, nuts and warm sugar mixture. Mix well. Spread onto cookie sheets and bake for 45 - 60 minutes or until golden brown. Check frequently and turn half way through. When cooled add dried fruit if desired. Enjoy over yogurt, milk or on its own. Enjoy! (Note, it will harden once it has cooled.)

(I don't always add all the sugar and sometimes add in Steel cut oats and/or wheat germ for some extra healthy crunch, but this is one of the healthiest recipes for granola that I've found.)

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