Kid Safe (Nut Free) Granola

Recipe by RSL5709
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine oats, cereal, and wheat germ or flaxseed in large bowl.
  • Heat brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, oil, and salt in saucepan just until sauce melts together.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla, stir, and add to oat mixture.
  • Thoroughly fold sauce into the cereal. This takes a bit of patience and the cereal mixture will appear a bit dry.
  • Spread onto greased jelly roll pan.
  • Bake approximately 20 minutes, taking out to stir (so the edges don't burn) every 6 or 7 minutes, until it is toasted to your liking. I like it nice and crunchy so I let mine go about 24 minutes or so normally.
  • Cool, stirring every 5 minutes or so to ensure that it doesn't clump together too much - it will not harden in "clusters," rather it ends up a little looser like cereal, which is great for sprinkling over yogurt.
  • Store in airtight container.
  • *VARIATION for adults: Replace crisp rice cereal with 2 cups nuts of choice - almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. or combination. Follow remainder of recipe as directed.
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