I love granola. Unfortunately, I feel it is over priced and it very rarely goes on sale. Fortunately it is very easy and cheap to make. It is also very easy to customize to your tastes, just add whatever nuts or fruit please you and your family.
Food Storage Ingredients:
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups nuts or seeds
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff, mind you) or honey
1 cup dried fruit
1 cup shredded coconut
1 Tablespoon wheat germ
1. Mix oats, nuts, (coconut) and oil. 2. Add cinnamon (and wheat germ) and stir thoroughly. 3. Mix in maple syrup, until well coated. 4. Spread on two cookie sheets and bake at 350 for ten minutes. 5. Remove from oven and stir and re-spread granola so edges don’t burn. 6 Bake for another 10 minutes. If you want it to be extra crunchy, bake for another 5-10 minutes. 7. Add dried fruit. Store in the refrigerator.
For my first batch I used almonds, craisins and dried apples, for my second I use almonds, pecans and dried strawberries. Follow your heart or whatever you happen to have in your pantry.