Friday, February 8, 2008

Cereal/Granola Recipe

I have a friend who puts recipes on her blog now and then, and I really like that she does. I made some granola cereal a few days ago and decided I wanted to share the recipe because I really like it, and one of you might like it too. I got it from Jake's mom and have made it several times over the last few years.

14 C old fashioned oats (basically just the whole 42oz. drum thing)
2 C wheat germ
2-3 C shredded coconut (we prefer 3 C)
1 1/4 C brown sugar
2 tsp salt
Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl, and in a small bowl mix the following moist ingredients:
1/2 C honey
1 C oil
1 C water
3 tsp vanilla
Mix all together with hands.
Optional: nuts, raisins, dried fruit, etc. (our favorite is dried berries and almonds)
Spread in 2 9x13 pans. Bake 225 degrees for 2 hours. Stir evenly every 30 minutes.
This is one of my favorite cereals. This and Cocoa Pebbles. We are cereal fiends at our house.

4 comments:

allee said...

Awesome! Thanks for posting this, Maren! I have been looking for a good granola recipe. I think that I even have everything on hand to make a batch this weekend.

allee said...

One hour left to bake! It smells really good!

allee said...

Okay, sorry for all of the comments. We really loved this recipe. Aaron was so excited to find me making granola this morning. Since I only have one good 9x13" pan, I poured the rest into two 9" squares. In one I added Craisins (which was his fave) and the other I sprinkled with a canola oil, vanilla and cinnamon mixture. After the largest pan cooled, I added chocolate chips. We are already making plans for the next batch. Thanks again for the recipe!

Maren said...

I'm so glad you liked it! Never be sorry for the comments. I love them.
Yum. I think I'll have a bowl of granola now. :)