I crave this Granola ALL year long… but especially during Fall time!
Granola: warm, chewy or crunch, cozy, deliciousness. What else could a girl ask for? The best night is putting the kids to bed, and then sitting in front of the fireplace with the Mr. while chatting and savoring a delicious bowl of home made Granola!
This is a favorite family recipe and comes from our famous family cookbook! Famous to us that is.
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Homemade Granola Recipe
- 10 cups quick cook oats ( I split and do 5 cups quick oats and 5 cups old fashioned Oats)
- 2 cups coconut (or more because I love coconut)
- 1 tsp salt (I know it calls for 1 Tbls. but that’s always WAY too much for me.)
- 1 Tbls cinnamon (or 2 because it’s fall and cinnamon is a fall staple in my house)
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg (or more because I LOVE nutmeg)
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups chopped nuts (Love sliced almonds. . . and have done pecans before too).
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup oil (I usually use olive oil or coconut oil, or I split it and do both)
Mix first 7 ingredients together in a big pan. I usually use an aluminum huge pan. . . and I always make 1 1/2 the recipe. It’s a HUGE mixture!!! But well worth it!
Add vanilla to the water and pour over the mixture.
Pour oil over cereal and mix till there are no lumps.
Bake at 300 till brown. About 1 hour (so the recipe says. . . I usually bake mine for about 2.5-3 hours. I like it crunchy) stir every 15-20 minutes.
Cool and add raisins, craisins or any dried druid your little heart desires.
I’m so glad I’ve already made mine. I’m want a bowl right now just thinking about it. Go make yours as soon as you can!
P.S. I originally did this because I was going to hand mop my floors. However, I thought, I’m going to make granola this weekend. And if I’m going to make granola this weekend… I am not going to mop now. So we flipped our schedule and made granola first and then mopped. Thank goodness, because my little helpers love to make granola with me, and I always LOVE their help.
First: Oats 10 cups
2: 2 cups coconut
6: 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
7: 2 cups chopped nuts
and roll with a rolling pin of course!
8: mix 1 1/2 Tbls vanilla & 2/3 water . . . pour over mixture
Mix well. Make sure all is coated!
Add the melted coconut oil or olive oil (1 1/2 cups)
Mix well again.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1-3 hours depending on how chewy or crunchy you’d like it. Stir every 20minute intervals so that the top doesn’t burn and the edges don’t get to crispy.
WA LAH! Deliciousness all around. In your bowl, the aroma of your house, on your floor, in your mouth! YUM!!!