Once again frustrated with the addition of SOY in many boxes of granola, I decided to make my own. I found a few recipes and tried one of them out yesterday. It is SO yummy I’ll never buy granola again! This recipe is from “Inn at the Park Bed and Breakfast” somewhere in internet land.
8 cups quick cooking oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup Wheat Germ
2 Tbsps cinnamon
1/2 – 1 cup oil (depending on how much fat you want in it)
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup pure vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
Mix dry ingredients together one at a time. Combine wet ingredients in a bowl, add dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Spread on two cookie sheets and bake at 325 for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Watch it carefully, as it will brown very quickly toward the end of the baking time.) Cool, add raisins and store in an airtight container.
I served it up with some of my homemade yogurt and berries to make a super yummy fruit parfait! This was also very easy and inexpensive to make.