I look forward to making this cheap, easy recipe again and again so that I can always have some granola on hand. Tomorrow morning for breakfast, I'm making yogurt/fruit/granola parfaits. Plain Greek yogurt (snagged the big container on sale!), blueberries I have stashed in the freezer (thawed, of course), granola, and a drizzle of honey. Yummmm. I can't wait for tomorrow morning, just for this breakfast.
This is a pretty basic recipe so feel free to add extras if you wish... dried fruit, chocolate chips, coconut, etc.
adapted from Kathleen Daelemans' Food Network Recipe
Makes about 6 cups of granola.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups chopped nuts (I used 1 cup pecans, 1 cup walnuts)
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
- In a 2-cup microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, combine brown sugar, honey, and water. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes, or until sugar is melted. (If you double the recipe, use a bigger vessel in the microwave! The mixture bubbles while heating.) Stir the vanilla and salt into the brown sugar syrup.
- In a bowl, combine the oats, nuts, wheat germ, and cinnamon. Add the brown sugar syrup and mix well.
- Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or greased), and bake for 45 minutes. Stir the granola every 15 minutes during baking. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.