Granola!

This, like zucchini muffins, has always been a staple at our house. Besides plain Cheerios, I haven’t bought processed cereal in years. Yes, Cheerios are my weakness. Who knew?

It’s not only delicious but it’s simple, easy to do, and full of whole grains, protein and nutrients that will actually keep you full ’til lunch, unlike 99% of the other stuff you find on store shelves. Plus, it’s delicious. What more can you expect from breakfast cereal?

6+ cups oats
1+ cups wheat bran
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 – 1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 – 1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup chopped almonds
Mix.

1/4 – 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I like grapeseed.)
1/4 – 1/2 cup honey
Heat in microwaveable dish. Add to dry ingredients and mix.

Bake at 350 degrees in a 9″x13″ pan for 20 minutes. Stir and bake another 20 minutes. Make sure to stir down to the very corners so you don’t have blackened bits. Repeat. Let cool and store in airtight container.

How much honey depends on how sweet you like it. I don’t like things very sweet so I tend to go with only 1/4 cup. If you mix it less, you’ll get big sweet clumps. Yum.

All of the ingredients are variable and approximate so this is really just a guideline. You can add any kind of nuts or seeds you desire. Walnuts, pecans, sesame seeds, etc… After it’s baked, you can also add dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots or other dried fruits.

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