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I have had this granola recipe for many many years. My mother started making this for me when I was a child because I am allergic to tree nuts and pretty much every store bought granola has them in it. Not only is it great not being full of preservatives but it tastes AMAZING! My husband takes a bag of it to work everyday and all his coworkers rave about it. So here it is, I’m giving out my beloved recipe. 

I’m going to post two versions of this recipe. The original and then the one I make now that is full of healthy goodness and it still tastes so good

 

Original Recipe Healthier Version
Dry Ingredients:5 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup flour

1 cup dry powdered milk

1/2 cup wheat germ

Dry Ingredients:5 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup 100% whole wheat flour

1 cup dry powdered milk

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup chia seeds

Wet Ingredients:1 cup canola oil

1 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:1 1/4 cup coconut oil

1 1/4 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

(The reason the Healthier version has more oil and honey is because I have found that using 100% whole wheat flour makes it a lot more dry so you need a little bit more liquid.)

First Step:

Mix all the dry ingredients into a big bowel and set aside.

Second Step:

Mix all the wet ingredients into a separate microwave safe bowel. Microwave it for 45 seconds.

(Helpful tips: if using coconut oil scoop it into a glass measuring cup and then microwave it to melt.  Also Measure the oil first that way when you measure the honey in the same cup it will slide out easier.)

Third Step:

Pour wet ingredients on top of the dry ingredients and mix them together thoroughly.

Fourth Step:

Spread mixture out on a cookie sheet and Bake for 30 mins. at 250*F

When done let it cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet.

Store inside an air tight container  

We eat this all the time. I put this granola on top of my Greek yogurt with fresh fruit. My little girl loves to just eat it plain and snack on it. My Husband takes a bag with him to work for breakfast. Such a healthy alternative to store bought cereal.

Happy cooking and let me know what you think:)

-Shauna

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