Easy Granola Recipe
It's good to know just what goes into your food. So, why buy processed when you can make it yourself and control sugar, salt and other stuff? Use whatever dried fruit you want.
Home-made Granola (Prep. about 1 1/2 hours. Serves 6)
2 C. old fashioned oats
1 C. raisins
1/4 C. dried cranberries (optional)
1 Tb. cinnamon
1/3 C. chopped almonds
1/2 tsp. lemon zest (dried or fresh)
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 C. vegetable or canola oil
1/4 C. coconut milk
3 Tb. honey
Heat oven very low to 300. Mix dry ingredients. In a sauce pan, over medium low heat, mix oil, milk and honey until combined and warms to just under a simmer. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and combine well. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, lightly sprayed with no-stick spray. Bake 30 minutes at 300. Stir and rotate pan about halfway through. Reduce heat to 270 and bake about another 30 minutes until brown and starting to get crispy. Turn off oven and allow to crisp a little more in the warm oven. Serve as cereal, with almond milk, regular milk, over yogurt or ice cream or just as a snack.
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