As a kid I would love the moments my mother would whip up a batch of her homemade granola. There was something about the cold milk flooding in the bowl over the warm fresh out of the oven crunch that I still love to this day.
Add in the fact that it is so simple to make and it literally is a bonus!
You can add dried fruits as in raisins and cranberries and dates at the end of the cooking phase after it has cooled.
- 8 Cups of Oats
- 3 Cups of All Bran
- 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Flax Seeds
- 1/2 Cup Coconut flakes
- 1/3 Cup Wheat Germ
- 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
- 3 Cups Assorted Nuts – Chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 Coconut Oil Melted
- 3/4 Cup Honey
- 3 Cups of assorted Dried Fruit (optional add in at after cooled)
Mix the oats, all bran, sesame and flax seeds, coconut, Wheat Germ, nuts and salt in in a large bowl. Stir together. Pour in the oil and honey and mix together. Pour out on a cookie sheet, in a thin even layer and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir. Bake for another 10 minutes. Stir. Bake for 5 Minutes. Stir.. and continue to bake for 5 minute increments till evenly toasted.
There is a fine line from the sweet toasted phase to the burnt phase. As a rule, I stick to the kitchen and focus on the toasting till it’s done!
Let cool and add in Raisins, Dried Cranberries, dates, or any dried fruit of choice if you desire. Or leave plain and serve over yogurt.