Best Granola Ever
Wholesome ingredients like oatmeal, pecans and cranberries are combined to make this homemade granola. This recipe is so simple, granola may become a staple in your house for breakfasts and snacks.
4 cups of old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking (vegetable) oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat over to 300°F (150°C).
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, pecans, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey and stir in the vanilla. Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon until the mixture is evenly coated.
- Spread the granola onto a large cookie sheet (15x10x1-inch).
- Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Stir in dried cranberries.
Makes 9 to 10 servings.
Storage: Store granola in an air-tight container at room temperature for one week or in the freezer for 3 months.
Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers. Cheryl and Joan are sisters, the mothers of five children and founders of Fresh Baby ( www.FreshBaby.com ). They are the creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit and Good Clean Fun Placemats, available at many fine specialty stores and national chains including Target and Whole Foods Markets.