Granola is really the only cereal I've ever liked to eat. Although I don't eat it with milk, it's still a great breakfast for me. My friend Bethany gave me the recipe for this. Hop on over to her blog and take a look. She has four girls, and just found out that her fifth baby is a boy! A big congrats to her.
This recipe is about as easy as they come. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Of course, I have made my own variations from this recipe. Feel free to adjust to your liking.
6 cups of oats (doesn't matter if they are quick cooking or not)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup powdered milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coconut (I left this out)
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
In a small bowl, combine the honey, oil, and vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Divide evenly between two greased baking sheets in a thin layer. Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and give it a quick stir.
As it is cooling on the counter top, sprinkle in some craisins and some slivered almonds. When it is completely cooled, transfer to an airtight container. That's it.