A few days ago I decided to step up my granola recipe a notch. Boy, was it worth it! All I did was add a few teaspoons of cinnamon to the dry ingredients of my original recipe. It turned out DELICIOUS!!
Recipe as follows:
4 cups oats
1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, whatever...I often use a combo of 2)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground flax (have seen wheat germ also added)
1 cup coconut (I'll be honest I have never added this.....not popular in my house)
1/2 cup sesame seeds (another confession, I ALWAYS forget to buy this one....so I add a few more sunflower seeds)
1/2 tsp salt
FEW TEASPOONS OF CINNAMON
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses or maple syrup
1/2 vegetable oil (try safflower oil)
1 T vanilla
In a large bowl, blend dry ingredients. Gently heat honey, molasses, and oil in sauce pan. Add vanilla.
Blend dry ingredients well with liquid. Spread on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Let cool(it will harden). Store in air tight container.
-Use old fashioned rolled oats. They are bigger.