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PostHeaderIcon Crunchy Granola Recipe

I found a great little cookbook at the library called More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre.  Simple recipes made with only the most basic ingredients, right up my alley.  There are about 15 recipes marked that I want to try before the book has to be returned to the library.  Today, I started making their Crunchy Granola recipe, only to find that I did not have half the ingredients and I had no desire to run to the store.   So, as always, I improvised and came up with my own granola.  The method for this recipe is different to the one that I have made in the past and honestly much easier.

Here is the recipe that I used today:

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Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup crushed all bran cereal (put it in a bag, let the air out and then rush gently with your hands)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a sauce pan heat the following to a boil:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Once the honey mixture has boiled, pour it over the dry ingredients and mix well.
Spread onto a cookie sheet  and bake for about 20-30min at 325 ‘F.  You do not want it t brown too much, so keep an eye on it.
Allow to cool, then break into chunks and store in airtight container.

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This recipe makes about 4-5 cups of Granola, but can easily be doubled.  I like to eat mine with homemade yogurt, but the kids eat it plain or with milk in the mornings.

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