Made a batch of homemade granola. Now trying to avoid eating it all in one sitting…
The recipe is from my dad, although we have a sneaking suspicion that he’s leaving out a secret, since we’ve never been able to quite match his!
- 6 c oats (old-fashioned)
- 1/2 c flour (whole wheat, if possible)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 c water
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 c vegetable oil (or 1/4 c, if you’re going for healthy)
- 1 tsp vanilla
— Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl
— In a medium saucepan, combine water and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add oil and vanilla.
— Combine with dry ingredients, toss to coat.
— Spread into a thin layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 225 degrees for two hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cool before serving.
(Potential add-ins: raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, pecans, etc. For best results, dried fruit should be added after baking).