If you love granola bars, you have to try out this quick recipe for an awesome honey almonds granola. You can shape them into bars if you want, eat it with milk (like cereal), or even eat it with yogurt. You can do practically anything with this tasty granola mixture.
Granola is perfect for breakfast, while hiking or biking, or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Once you learn the basics, be as creative as you like and add coconut, dried pineapple, pecans or walnuts.
Makes 3 pounds of granola
Store in plastic bags for 2 weeks
Freeze in sealed container(s) & thaw at room temperature
* 5 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup sliced almonds
* ½ cup light brown sugar
* ¼ tsp salt
* ½ cup honey
* ? cup vegetable oil
* 1½ tbsp vanilla
* 1 cup dried cranberries
* 1¼ cups raisins
* two 9 x 13" baking pans
* parchment paper
1. Preheat oven to 325º
2. Combine all dry ingredients except fruit in a large bowl. Mix by hand until uniform in consistency
3. Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl, mixing well
4. Add wet ingredients to dry and rub together by hand
5. Spread evenly onto 2 sheet pans lined with parchment paper
6. Bake at 325º for 10 minutes. Stir. Continue to bake 5 minutes until golden
7. Remove from oven and let cool completely
8. Add dried fruit and mix well
NOTE: Granola stays fresh about 2 weeks in a bag or container. Or, you can freeze it for later. Just let thaw and you're good to go.
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