Homemade granola is a healthy, hearty way to start your day! This recipe makes enough to last for a while, so make sure you have a big airtight container to store it in. It’s really easy to substitute different nuts and dried fruit. Don’t like coconut? Leave it out. Prefer dried cranberries or blueberries? Put those in instead of the raisins. This is definitely a recipe you can make your own.
6 Cups Rolled Oats (NOT instant oats!)
2 Cups Pecans
2 Cups Sliced Almonds
1 1/2 Cups Flaked Coconut
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Honey
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
2 Cups Raisins
Combine the first six ingredients and mix well in a large bowl.
Combine and warm the next three ingredients in a small saucepan until they are well combined. (This doesn’t have to be HOT, just melty enough to mix together easily.)
Pour the oil/honey mixture over the dry ingredients, stirring thoroughly.
Spread the mixture on two half sheets.
Place them in the oven at 250°F.
Remove the pans to toss the granola every 15 to 20 minutes for about an hour and a half.
Then, remove the pans and allow to cool. Stir occasionally to stop the granola from clumping too much.
When cool, add the raisins and mix well.
Store in airtight canisters.
Serve with yogurt, milk and fresh fruit. (Or sprinkle over ice cream!)