You won’t believe how addictively delicious homemade granola is. I’d much rather see my family crunching away on granola than potato chips, candy, or anything else that contributes naught to their health. Try this, I promise you’ll love it.
Delicious and Healthy Crunchy Granola
3 cups dry, instant oats
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup black raisins
1/4 cup golden raisins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place oats in a 9 x 13 inch pan and toast in the oven for 10 minutes.
Combine the oil, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add this mixture and the seeds and nuts to the toasted oatmeal. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes (very important). Cool.
Stir in the wheat germ and raisins.
This recipe makes about 6 cups. Store the granola in a covered container in the refrigerator.
** After you’ve made this version at least once, experiment with different combinations of nuts, dried fruits, etc. You won’t hurt my feelings if you leave out the raisins, but they are delicious when they’re mixed in with the other flavors.