Homemade Granola (1 batch)
from the kitchen of my wonderful mother-in-law
I mix the ingredients in my Kitchen-Aid mixer in the following order:
4 c. oats (regular)
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. unbleached flour
1 c. wheat germ
1/2 T. salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. flax seed or chia seed
1 c. of optional fun (pumpkin seeds and/or raisins and/or dates and/or walnuts and/or chocolate chips, etc)
1/2 c. honey
1 c. oil (canola)
1/2 c. to 1 c. water => This is the part that you have to experiment with. Not enough water and the granola is dry and more crumbs. More water will make larger clumps.
Bake at 275 deg for 45 min. Stir and break up clumps if desired. Bake an additional 45-50 minutes.
One batch makes about 13 cups. I usually make a double batch; as a double batch lasts me almost two weeks to eat. As I measure each ingredient, I put one batch in the mixer and the other in a separate bowl (wait to add honey, oil, and water). After one batch is mixed, I pour it onto a cookie sheet (no need to grease). I mix the second batch in the mixer while I break up large clumps in the first batch.
I've been eating this each morning with fruit for breakfast. I am plenty full until lunch time. I save all the crumbs and use them as a topping for my yogurt.
My optional fun ingredients lately have been pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and 1/4 c. chocolate chips. =)
Nutrional Info (without any additional fun ingredients)
gathered from Big Oven software
1 cup = 1 serving