Granola: Make extra to give as a gift!

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
  • cornmeal
  • soy flour, grits, or roasted beans
  • grape nuts
  • uncooked cereals
  • sunflower seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • coconut
  • 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:
  • honey
  • maple syrup
  • molasses
  • oil
  • brown sugar
  • oil
  • 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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I’ve never made my own granola before, and I only recently discovered the joys of eating it. But I hear it is relatively easy to make, so I may have to try to make my own. Thanks for the recipe!