Not only is granola super easy to make and fun to customize, it can also be a great gift! (Not that anyone still has shopping to do, I’m sure).
The cookbook More With Less provides a great template for making your own granola.
Step 1: Choose 7 cups of dry ingredients, including at least 2-3 cups of dry oats plus your choice of the following, and combine:
- wheat germ
- whole wheat f lour
- wheat bran
- wheat grits
- soy flour, grits, or roasted beans
- grape nuts
- uncooked cereals
- sunflower seeds
- sesame seeds
- pumpkin seeds
- dry milk solids
- nuts (chopped)
- spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg
Step 2: In a separate bowl, combine 1 C of liquids of your choice. Ideas:
- maple syrup
- brown sugar
- melted margarine
- peanut oil
- coconut oil
- milk or cream
Step 3: Mix well and bake in large greased baking pans at 300F for 30-60 minutes, stirring often.
Step 4: Add dried fruit and nuts as desired. Or even chocolate chips!
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