Easy Homemade Granola
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 8 cups quick oats
  • 8 cups rolled oats*
  • 3 cups brown sugar**
  • 2 cups wheat germ (optional)
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds or nuts (optional)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups oil or melted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Add-ins: Raisins, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, Craisins, dried apricots- you can add any of these once the granola is cooled.
Instructions
  1. Mix everything but oil and vanilla in large bowl. (I like to mix it in my roasting pan and then just bake it in that). Add vanilla to oil, then add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into oven safe dishes (if you don’t have a large roasting pan, cake pans work well) and bake at 250 degrees until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Notes
* You can any kind of oatmeal you want as long as the total amount equals 16 cups. ** If you prefer a chunkier granola you can use 2/3 c. honey and 2 c. brown sugar. This recipe also freezes very well!
Recipe by The Thrifty Frugal Mom at http://www.parents.com/blogs/thrifty-frugal-mom/2013/11/19/recipes/tasty-tuesday-easy-homemade-granola/