Money Saving Mom's Granola
Ms. Crystal from Money Saving Mom was kind enough to allow me to post this recipe for her yummy granola that was served at brunch today:
Lazy Granola (adapted from Money Saving Mom)1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. oil (vegetable, canola, coconut, etc.)
1/2 c. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon (will add extra next time because we like cinnamon a lot)
2 tsp. vanilla
7 c. old fashioned oats
Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla & cinnamon.
Pour over oats and stir until coated thoroughly.
Spread oats in a 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 375F.
After 10 minutes, take out the granola and stir (it will still be a bit sticky.)
Put the pan back in the oven then turn it off.
Leave it overnight and then have some on your yogurt the next morning. Mmmmmm, delicious!
I had never made granola before and this was not only super simple but it was also frugal, healthy, and most importantly, very tasty.
*UPDATE* Since I have been making this for years now, I have tweaked it to our tastes.
I use at least a tablespoon of cinnamon and I dump two boxes of dried fruit (usually the tropical blend but whatever I have on hand) in the oats as well as flax seeds (when I remember to throw them in.)
Sometimes I use coconut oil and sometimes I use vegetable oil; it's good either way.
When I say it will be a bit sticky, I mean A LOT sticky.
When you take it out of the oven the next day, it will be hard. I try to break it up in the pan a little bit.
I put parchment paper in the bottom of my metal pan because the stuff will stick like crazy or spray the heck out of my glass pan before I put the granola in it.
The method is still the same and I make this constantly because my peeps really like it.
My recipe was featured on Pin It Tuesday!
This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday & Works for Me.