Honey Nut Granola

Honey Nut Granola
Don’t spend money on granola,the price is outrageous! So here is a recipe that taste better than store bought and way cheaper. I don’t know why I’ve never made it before, but I did today and it turned out great! The thing I love about granola is you can add just about anything to it…walnuts, pecans, peanuts, crasins, almonds, rasins…anything. So here is a really simple recipe that only takes about an hour to make. Everyone in my family loved it and is so good on yogurt and it makes a great cereal.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats (I used old fashion & it worked fine)
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts (or nuts of choice)
  • ¼ cup wheat germ  or (I used flax seed)
  • 1/3 cup honey + a little more when mixing
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (a little less than 1/3 cup)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon warm water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 cup crasins or rasins (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and wheat germ (or flax).  In a separate bowl, combine honey, brown sugar, vegetable oil, water, salt, and vanilla. Stir well; then pour into the oat mixture, and stir. Spread out on a cookie sheet (it is really helpful to line it with parchment paper). Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool before serving.
**I cooked mine for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, but I think it’s because I used old fashion oats** I was worried because it wasn’t getting hard in the oven, but it hardens after you take it out of the oven and let it set. So don’t worry if its still moist…it will harden up!
More granola combinations to come! This recipe was adapted from All Recipes

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