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How to Make Granola

Learning how to make granola is rather easy. Once you mix your ingredients together it is just a matter of cooking it for 30 minutes- one hour on a low temperature and stirring it often. You can change your ingredients to your liking such as different nuts, different dried fruit or omit either of these. You'll be making homemade from now on!

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How to make Granola

This makes a large batch that you can store in the freezer. If you don't want this much than cut in half.
8 cups rolled oats
1- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
1-1/2 cup cashews
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup honey
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups dried fruit of your choice

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut and brown sugar. Stir in salt, cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, honey and oil. Stir until well combined.

stirring granola

Pour onto 2-3 cookie sheets. Cook for 1- 1/2 hours,  stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and add dried fruit.

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How to make Granola

This granola recipe has a thicker texture more like cereal. It has a different flavor than the one above also.
2 Cups whole wheat flour
6 Cups oats
1 Cup coconut
1/2 Cup wheat germ
1/2 Cup grape nuts
1/2 Cup water
/2 Cup oil
1/2 Cup applesauce
1 Cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix ingredients together in large bowl. Spread on two cookie sheets and bake 250 degrees for 1 hour. Stirring every 15 minutes. 

Easy Granola

by Linda Sandy (Hainan, China)
(made in a wok)

1 cup oil (canola, corn or vegetable oil)
1 cup honey
8 cups instant oats (uncooked)
dried fruit (banana chips, coconut, etc) (optional)
nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts or peanuts) (optional)
chocolate chips (optional)
miniature M&M's (optional)

1. combine oil and honey together in the bottom of a large wok.
2. Heat the oil/honey mixture for about 2 minutes on high heat. Once the oil is hot, turn the heat down to a medium setting.
3. Add oats all at once; stir the oats til coated with the oil/honey mixture. Continue to stir constantly til the oat mixture is lightly toasted.
4. Remove wok from heat; let mixture cool completely.
5. Place the oats in a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Stir together.
6. Store granola in an airtight container.

Sweet Crunchy Granola

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
2 TBSP water
4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped nuts (any combination you like)
1 cup raisins

Put butter, brown sugar, honey, and water in a 9x13 baking pan. Turn oven on to 375 degrees and set pan inside oven to melt ingredients.

Remove pan from oven when butter, brown sugar, and honey are melted, stir, then add the remaining ingredients and stir together well.

Put back in oven and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 or 15 minutes while it bakes.

Remove from oven, let cool, and add raisins, mixing again. Let cool completely.

Store in tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Serve with milk as a cereal or as a snack.

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How to Make Granola Bars

See this homemade granola bars recipe with shredded carrots!

Granola Bars with chopped dates

Chewy Granola Bars

1 cup brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
3 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sunflower nuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 TBSP sesame seeds
1 cup chocolate chips

granola bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking oil.

In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, butter, and vanilla.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Turn mixture into your prepared pan and gently spread out and press down to even out.

Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until bars are golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool in pan, then lift out, peel away the parchment paper and cut with sharp knife into snack size bars.
Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator to keep longer.

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