Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola created by Marg CaymanDesigns

I love homemade granola--I discovered it this spring when I found about 10 recipes for granola on the internet. This is my favorite conglomeration. Sometimes I add some sesame oil too, either in addition to or in place of the vegetable oil. Enjoy!

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  • Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey and water.
  • Toss until well combined.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking.
  • Let it cool, then stir in the fruit.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Makes about 7 cups.
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"I love homemade granola--I discovered it this spring when I found about 10 recipes for granola on the internet. This is my favorite conglomeration. Sometimes I add some sesame oil too, either in addition to or in place of the vegetable oil. Enjoy!"

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  1. PookeyLumLum
    Excellent jump off point for a homemade granola! Here's how we modify it to suit our family's needs. First, we use whole oats that we put through a FlicFloc hand grain flaker to make freshly rolled oats. These are AWESOME this way! We sprout the almonds first and then dehydrate them so they've got a little crunch. We crush them so they're "like" slivered almonds but a bit different. We don't use any vegetable oils. Instead, we use coconut oil as it's one of the healthiest non-animal oils available. Sometimes we use honey, sometimes maple syrup. We substitute coconut sugar for the brown sugar. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35, so this is a great substitute for high glycemic sugars. It has a great, intense flavor similar to brown sugar so it's a perfect swap. We add dried cranberries, dried goldenberries, dried mulberries, dried goji berries and/or dried blueberries. Berries are SO HEALTHY and provide a great deal of phytochemicals and antioxidants so I add them to as many recipes as i can. :) Sometimes I sprout a few Brazil nuts and dehydrate and crack them like I do the almonds. Each normal-sized Brazil nut has about 130% of the selenium you need in a day, which is awesome. So I try to add a few of these when I have them available. YUM! Thanks so much for the great recipe!
  2. PookeyLumLum
    Excellent jump off point for a homemade granola! Here's how we modify it to suit our family's needs. First, we use whole oats that we put through a FlicFloc hand grain flaker to make freshly rolled oats. These are AWESOME this way! We sprout the almonds first and then dehydrate them so they've got a little crunch. We crush them so they're "like" slivered almonds but a bit different. We don't use any vegetable oils. Instead, we use coconut oil as it's one of the healthiest non-animal oils available. Sometimes we use honey, sometimes maple syrup. We substitute coconut sugar for the brown sugar. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35, so this is a great substitute for high glycemic sugars. It has a great, intense flavor similar to brown sugar so it's a perfect swap. We add dried cranberries, dried goldenberries, dried mulberries, dried goji berries and/or dried blueberries. Berries are SO HEALTHY and provide a great deal of phytochemicals and antioxidants so I add them to as many recipes as i can. :) Sometimes I sprout a few Brazil nuts and dehydrate and crack them like I do the almonds. Each normal-sized Brazil nut has about 130% of the selenium you need in a day, which is awesome. So I try to add a few of these when I have them available. YUM! Thanks so much for the great recipe!
  3. adena mangis
    This granola is really good. I used less sesame seeds because I didn't have the full amount. Very easy and tasty.
  4. Lightly Toasted
    This is great basic formula for making different granolas. I have made it several times, both as the recipe is submitted, and with modifications. Most recently, I doubled the recipe, and made a few modifications. I substituted flax seeds and raw sunflower seeds for the sesame seeds and walnuts. Instead of honey, I used agave syrup. For the fruit, I used unsweetened dried pineapple. unsweetened shredded coconut, and unsweetened dried mango.
  5. Lightly Toasted
    This is great basic formula for making different granolas. I have made it several times, both as the recipe is submitted, and with modifications. Most recently, I doubled the recipe, and made a few modifications. I substituted flax seeds and raw sunflower seeds for the sesame seeds and walnuts. Instead of honey, I used agave syrup. For the fruit, I used unsweetened dried pineapple. unsweetened shredded coconut, and unsweetened dried mango.
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