Basic Granola

Basic Granola

Author: Lane Keating

I love granola with my yogurt in the morning or just grabbing a handful of it during the day. This recipe is great and can be altered to suit your tastes. Don’t like almonds? Use walnuts instead. Don’t have raisins on hand? Go ahead - use dried apricots. Want it a little sweeter? Up the brown sugar. You’re the boss of your granola! You can make this granola in minutes - and at a fraction of the cost of store-bought products.

3 Cups Rolled Oats (not instant)

3 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/3 Cup Honey

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 Cup Diced Dried Fruit

1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts

1. Heat oven to 300 degrees and place the rack in the middle.

2. Place oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and stir.

3. Place the honey, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil in a bowl and stir. Pour this over the oats

mixture and stir until the oats are coated.

4. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Stir and continue baking until the granola is a light golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

5. Cool the mixture at room temperature for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture will harden as it cools.

6. Add the dried fruit and nuts and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container. If you can resist eating it all, it should stay fresh for about two weeks!

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