Granola is a staple breakfast in our house and is usually eaten year round. We have two different recipes that we make, the first is a basic granola and the second is a cinnamon spiced granola, which I will post next time we make it.
Basic Granola Recipe:
2-3/4 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup oat bran (or wheat germ)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Stir together oats, oat bran and sunflower seeds in a mixing bowl. Heat oil and agave in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally to blend. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir in peanut butter and mix until it is completely mixed together. Add mixture to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Spread on 11 x 16 cookie sheet with sides. Bake at 225° F for one hour, but check every so often and stir if browning unevenly. Remove from oven, cool and add raisins and nuts.
YIELD: 5 cups granola.
Fresh or dried blueberries, cherries or other fruit.
When we make our granola we usually make a triple batch so we always have some on hand.
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