Monday, June 13, 2011

Mom's Favorite Granola

This recipe comes from my mother. I finally asked for the recipe because Olivia loves it when she finds grandma's granola in the pantry.

In medium pot melt this ingredients together:
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups oil (mom told me that she uses half that amount - so I did, too)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. vanilla

Then pour over the following ingredients in a large bowl.

10 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 lb. coconut
2 cups raw sunflower seeds
1 cup sesame seeds
3 cups chopped nuts (any kind) - I used half of this amount
dried fruit - optional

Mix it together well then divide it among two large pans and bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Then leave it in the oven (turned off) overnight and bake it the next day at 300 degrees until its dry.

Tiff's Tips: The less you stir the granola the clumpier it will be - it's totally up to your preference.  I love this granola with yogurt and berries!

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