Granola

Granola

A mother’s love touches her children’s lives in so many ways. Both big and small.
One of my favorite things my mother made for me growing up was her homemade granola. The taste was exquisite (though I did not know that word as a little girl). As I got older, I urged her to create a business around it, it was that good. Her granola tasted so special because it was made with love.
When I became a mother, it was natural for me to make this granola for my family. It is a small way for me to share the love my mother showed to me.
Everyone in the house knows when this is in the oven, the smell is fantastic, and they all come hanging around the kitchen sneaking little spoonfuls every time it comes out of the oven for a stir.  We enjoy this with milk, yogurt, or in a fruit parfait.
Even though I lost my dear mother many years ago, every time I make this granola, memories of her flood my mind. Do any of you have a recipe that brings wonderful memories to mind?

Granola

November 5, 2017
: 12
: easy

Tasty granola with just the right amount of crunch

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground golden flax-seed (or wheat germ)
  • 1 cup nuts of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut or other mild flavored oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  • Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Step 2 Place oats in a baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes
  • Step 3 Add remaining ingredients to the pan and stir thoroughly.
  • Step 4 Return to oven and bake removing every 10-15 minutes to stir. As it bakes, you will need to stir more frequently so the top doesn’t burn. Keep baking until it is a deep golden brown.

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3 thoughts on “Granola”

  • Hi Becky! This is a wonderful homemade granola, and you are right about the aroma while it’s baking, it’s heavenly. Sometimes I stir in raisins and/or dates as it comes out of the oven the final time for some additional natural sweetness and a different texture to mix with the granola’s crunchiness. Thank you for posting this recipe!

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