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Sweet Honey Granola: Classic Style

Sweet Honey Granola

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds optional
  • 1/2 cup raisins optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, coconut, wheat germ, brown sugar and powdered milk.
  3. In small saucepan, combine oil, vanilla and honey. Heat slightly over low heat until dissolved.
  4. Add to dry mix and toss, coating evenly.
  5. Spread granola mixture onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes.
  7. Cool completely and store in air-tight container.

Recipe Notes

Change it up:
1. If you don't have wheat germ, try wheat bran or oat bran, or simply add one cup of extra oats in place of the wheat germ.
2. Instead of raisins, try dried cranberries or blueberries (can add before baking, or after).
Dress it up:
1. For cinnamon granola, add 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon to dry ingredients.
2. Add 1/4-1/2 cup slivered almonds to the mix before baking.
Dress it down:
Eliminate all the nuts and dried fruit frills to keep it really simple. You can always just throw in a handful when you are serving anyway!