Simple Homemade Granola Recipe

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Granola. You love it, I love it, everybody loves it. It’s all healthy and natural and mess. But how can you make your own granola?

Welp, it turns out there’s about a million ways to do it; here’s just one way to make your very own homemade granola.

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make some scrumptious granola.
Granola Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 tbsp. water

Delicious Reused Oil
I ended up reusing some old vegetable oil that I had in the fridge. So delicious-looking, yeah?

Nice and dry
Mix all dry ingredients (except raisins and chocolate).

Sweet simmering goodness
Simmer the wet ingredients together for a minute or two.

Things are heating up
Pour into the dry ingredients; squeeze to form lumps. Put the mixture into a greased a 9″x13″ pan, and turn the oven up to 275 degrees, Fahrenheit if you will.

Bake 30 minutes, then chuck the raisins in.

Bake for about 14 minutes more, and retrieve the granola from the sweltering depths of the oven.

Dang, throw some chocolate in
Cool the granola, then stir the chocolate in.

Voila, finished homemade granola
Sha-bam, your homemade granola is complete. Eat n’ enjoy©, or store it for a week or two.

There are MANY other ways to make granola; let me know any cool recipes you dig up.

Posted in food, projects on Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 4:43 PM.

One Response to “Simple Homemade Granola Recipe”

  1. Can't wait to try this! The recipe seems healthy, quick and easy! Home made granola, here i come!

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