Mom started making homemade granola right around the time I started college. At the time, I wasn’t into yogurt and granola. But a few years of school and the realization that I really really need sustenance in the morning (dangit) and yogurt and granola became a routine part of the breakfast rotation. When I graduated I needed the recipe, and learned that granola is really flexible. Start with oats, oil, and flour or sugar of some kind to make it all stick, then add whatever you think you might like. I’ve taken to adding dried cherries after its cooked. All part of this complete breakfast!
The Homemade Granola Recipe
Mix in large bowl (8qt)
14 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 c sesame seeds
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c chopped almonds/walnuts/pecans
1 c powdered milk
1/2 flour or nut flour (I use the almond flour from my almond milk sometimes)
2 tsp salt
1-2 cups dark brown sugar/honey/maple syrup
Add 1 c water
1 c oil (I use olive oil, typically, but you could use coconut oil [melted] or grapeseed)
3T vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix thoroughly, spread in two large jelly roll pans and bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees. Add 1/2 c dried fruit if desired. Enjoy!