Hi All! Sorry for the lack of regular posting! The holidays have been crazy! I am still working the kinks out of the new site, but doesn’t it look lovely? Chris has been working on it a ton, he’s my hero!
Anyway, I had made a bunch of homemade Christmas gifts and thought I would share the homemade granola recipe that I used! It turned out really well, I will be doing homemade gifts from now on!
Homemade Holiday Granola
(original recipe found here, I have altered it slightly)
- 8 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups wheat germ
- 1 1/2 cups oat bran buds (the cereal)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups raisins or sweetened dried cranberries
How to do it:
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment or aluminum foil.
- Combine the oats, wheat germ, oat bran, sunflower seeds, almonds, pecans, and walnuts in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, cinnamon, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets (I also sprinkled brown sugar on granola once it was on the baking sheets to make sure it was evenly covered)
- Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 20 minutes. Stir once halfway through. Cool, then stir in the raisins or cranberries before storing in an airtight container.
This made about 5 gallon jars of granola, with a little extra for snackage. Adjusting this recipe is also super simple!