recipes summer

Sweet Granola Recipe

When I have a brunch to go to, one of the first things I think of to make is this granola.  It’s great on yogurt or just plain.  It makes a great snack too, and my kids love it.  
And since you only heat the oven up to 250, it’s even an okay summer recipe since it doesn’t turn your kitchen into a sauna.
Sweet Granola Recipe
In a large bowl mix:
7c oats
2c whole wheat flour
1c Non-fat dried Milk
1c craisins
1c sliced almonds
1c flaked coconut (we don’t like coconut in our house so we leave this out)
Liquefy in Blender:
1c brown sugar
1c oil
1/2 c honey
1/2 c water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract 

Pour contents over ingredients in large mixing bowl and stir to coat everything.  Divide the granola between two cookie sheets and flatten out into thin layers.  Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  I bake both sheets at once, and just alternate their place in the oven every time I stir.

When you take it out of the oven, stir again and allow to cool.  Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Leanne
    July 23, 2013 at 3:59 am

    This looks delicious. I think I'll try it and substitute the wheat flour. I can't wait to make it.

  • Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy
    July 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I love homemade granola, I haven't made it in forever! I need to do that, thanks for the reminder!

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    August 9, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    This sounds so good. And as picky as I am, I actually like every ingredient listed… I'm shocked! Pinning to try 🙂

  • PrincessKeeks
    October 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I made a half batch to see how it worked out and I just pulled it out of the oven!! My only question is, is it suppose to be crunchy when it comes out? Or is it suppose to come out still somewhat soft? Mine came out soft and I wasn't sure if I should put it in for another 15 minutes to get crunchier, or if it would harden up once it cooled off? Thanks 🙂