Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EASY CRANBERRY GRANOLA


~ allrecipes

4 c. rolled oats
1 1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1 c. dried cranberries
1 t. cinnamon
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 1/4 c. honey
1 1/2 t. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, walnuts, almonds, dried cranberries, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey, and vanilla. Drizzle over the dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly. Spread the mixture out in a thin layer on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring every 10 minutes to toast evenly. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Granola will become crunchier as it cools.

Notes: This takes closer to 50 minutes for me, though I'm sure the cooking time could be reduced by using two sheets. There are two granola recipes that all three of my kids love and this is one of them.  I often use one cup of almonds and skip the walnuts.

2 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Coming over from the No Rules now with one Rule Linky partyl.

Once upon a time when I was a "REAL" mom and wife, I USED to make homemade granola.

Now that's I'm not "real" anymore, not so much!

Hehehehehehehe

by not real I mean I got old, tired, and lazy after my kids flew the coop.

Anna said...

I've always wanted to be one of those moms that makes her own granola. *sigh*

Would the 4 little w's like an extra brother and sister, because I'm thinking my two "pretend like you're sleeping" got gypped.