I haven't posted a recipe and I figured it was about time again!
Kyler loves granola. I had never had it before I met him, but at one point I bought him some for Christmas and I got a little taste and it was some good stuff! Unfortunately it cost a TON for a small amount so we figured it'd be something just for special occasions. However, Kyler found a great homemade recipe and after I switched it up a bit, it's become a staple in our pantry. Let me note here that this is not necessarily a healthy recipe. It's a delicious, easy and cheap recipe, but it's not healthy. :)(although you can make it healthier- see recipe for details.)
When I make it, I times the recipe by 5 and make enough to fit inside a 5 gallon bucket which lasts us for a few months. We love us some granola. :)
Alrighty- enough intro- here's the recipe!
3 cups quick oats
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons maple syrup (hence the unhealthy part. You can just skip this part and do 1/3 cup of honey overall to make it healthier. The syrup is just yummy and cheaper.)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F.
2. Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; set aside.
3. Mix the honey, syrup, oil, and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour over the oat mixture and mix until the oats are completely coated.
4. Spread the mixture in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and continue baking until the granola is a light golden brown, about 5 to 15 minutes more.
5. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and cool the granola for at least 20 minutes before serving or storing. (Note: It will harden as it cools.)
And there you have it- Delicious granola to munch on!