Thursday, April 2, 2009

Homemade Granola

I have seen many, many ways to making granola. And basically you just have to go with what you like. I found one that we really like. It is healthy, we have everything on hand, and it has passed the taste test here!

I have posted this before, WAAAYY back when I started posting (no really THAT long ago...). But I thought I would post again, because I am going to be making this again myself, request of my husband.

So, here it is:

Homemade Granola

  • 6 C. Old Fashioned Oats

  • 3 C. Whole Wheat Flour

  • 1 Tbsp. Salt

  • 1 C. Olive oil

  • 1/2 C. Water

  • 1 C. honey-

  • Can also add nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla

  • Place on baking sheet & cook for 50 minutes at 250 degrees, turning mixture 4 times during the baking process. Cool and add dried fruit if desired. Keep in zip lock bags.

Yummy!!!! The cost of making that is going to be around $2-3. You can get a 6 cup container of oats for around $1 on sale (at least around here in Indiana!). And the rest of the ingredients are very minimal.

I get my honey from my uncle who raises bees. He is probably as close to organic as you can get, without saying you are organic. If anyone is interested, I can get you his information. I got a 2 lb. refillable jar for $5. If you take it back to be refilled, it will cost you $4.50. Mmmmm.....

The nice thing about this is you can kind of tweak it yourself, doing whatever you like with it! This is ESPECIALLY AWESOME while it is warm. I can't wait to make it! =) Note: this is also VERY FILLING. So don't pour a big ol' bowl and expect you're going to eat the same amount as you do in other cereals, because I doubt you will be able to!


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carrie said...

i would love the info about your uncles honey!! we love the granola i made it once and zach eats it with dried fruit on yogurt. but ben loves pb and honey toast so we go through a lot of honey

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Snow White said...

fun - I hadn't thought about adding whole wheat flour to my granola. bet that makes it taste like a cookie ;)

Erin @ Closing Time said...

This looks yummy!! I am going to try it out. I found your blog through the Christian mom bloggers group at the Mom Bloggers Club. Have a blessed day!