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Homemade Granola!

I love granola, but I feel the store bought kind always has too much sugar and dried fruit, so I typically make my own.  If you make the granola at home, you control the amount of oats, nuts, dried fruit, and sweetener to be just as you wish.  Follow the recipe below, or you can add dried fruit, or other ingredients you wish!

Mom’s Homemade Granola:

4 cups oatmeal

2 cups slivered almonds

1/2 cup large chopped pecans

1 cup large chopped walnuts

1/2 cup pepitos or sunflower seeds (or any 8 cups combo of the above ingredients)

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 225 degrees

Prepare 2 rimmed cookie pans with foil & spray

In a large mixing bowl combine all the oats, seeds, and nuts

In a 2 cup measuring cup combine all the liquid ingredients and stir with fork

Granola Ingredients

Granola Ingredients

Pour liquid ingredients into oats mixture.  Mix well until evenly moistened

Ingredients Mixed Together

Ingredients Mixed Together

Spread on 2 foil lined & sprayed rimmed cookie pans

Bake for 75-90 minutes

Remember to “stir” every 15 minutes & change pans (top & bottom oven shelves)

Watch carefully so granola doesn’t burn

Granola Baking

Granola Baking

Cool and store in containers or zip lock bags

Can be kept in freezer

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

Stay hungry…

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