Homemade Granola

imageMy mother came to get snowed in with us during our 20″ and still flurrying storm. She brought along ingredients to make granola—- a recipe shared with us from missionaries in Peru. Soon our house was warm and our kitchen was smelling delicious with the mixed fragrance of toasted grains and nuts, mingled with the sweet smell of cinnamon, vanilla and coconut.

Granola

4 c. Oats

1c. Coconut

1/2c. Wheat germ

1/2c. Sesame seeds

1/2c. Sunflower seeds

1/2c. Walnuts

1/2c. Almonds

1/2c. Cashews (my mom sometimes adds pecans, or pine nuts instead)

1/2c. Oil

2/3c. Honey (my mom adds 1/2)

1/3 c. Water (my mom adds 1/2)

1Tbsp. Vanilla

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 c. Craisins or apricots (my mom adds 1/2 c. apricots)

variation: my mom likes to add 1/2c. of each of the following: dates/currants, hemp seeds,chai,pumpkin seeds.

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another. Combine. Place in a greased pan and bake at 275, stirring every 15 min. for 1 hour. (my mom bakes it at 350 for 1/2 hour)

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