Granola

Few things make your home smell as good as homemade granola. This recipe is not only good for small kitchens, but also for small budgets.

5 C Old-fashioned oats (do nut use quick cooking or steel cut)
1/2 C Honey
1/2 C Brown sugar
1/2 C Oil (vegetable, coconut, corn, nothing too strong)
2 Tablespoons Butter, melted
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 C Nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
1/2 C Dried fruit or crystalized ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir everything except the nuts and fruit together. Spread on a cookie sheet or baking dish. Place in the oven to bake. Stir every 15 minutes until it is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven to cool, once it is room temp stir in the nuts and fruit. place in ziploc bags or in an airtight container.

About 12 servings

granola

If you don’t buy toasted/roasted nuts for this recipe, add the nuts for the last 10 minutes of the baking process-usually when it’s just starting to turn brown.

You can substitute 1 1/2tsp of pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg if you want.

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