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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Homemade Granola

Sharing another recipe we've been making here for a few years now.  We love this version and have gifted it many times.  I use organic/non gmo ingredients.

Homemade Granola

4 C old fashioned oats
2 C quick oats (not instant)
1/2 C powdered nonfat milk
1/2 C ground flaxseed
1/2 C toasted wheat germ
1/4 C sesame seeds
1 Tbs ground cinnamon
1/2 chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 C canola oil
1/2 C honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1C dried fruit (optional)

Lightly oil an 11 by 17 in cake pan (or 2 9x13.) with canola oil and set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, milk powder, flaxseed, wheat germ, sesame seeds, cinnamon, walnuts and salt.  Mix well.

Pour oil and honey into a 1 cup measuring cup and heat in microwave for one minute.  Add extract.  Pour over oat mixture and stir in well, breaking up clumps as you go.  Pour granola into oiled pan and spread out in and even layer.

Place pan on center rack in oven, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring well every 10 min.  Remove pan from oven and allow granola to cool.  Stir in dried fruit, if desired.  Store in air tight container.  Makes about 8 cups. 



Sandra Morris said...

I love homemade granola :)

Kristina said...

I do too Sandra. I love it on my yogurt.