Granola, the Cereal

It’s early in the morning–cereal time.  And I’m reading about sugar cereal, Magic in Every Box. Mmm, delish.

My new-found cereal obsession is granola.  My favorite is one I order from my food coop, and it is super-duper-awesome.  And, I believe, not at all healthy, based on the sugar content.  Still, I manage to eat three bowls some mornings. It is that good.  (And I refrain from growling when the kids ask for some, yes, I do.)

I have found one at Aldi that I love, too.  They were out at my last visit, though, and it is marked as “seasonal”, so I may not be able to get it until next winter.  Oh, the horror!

If all else fails, I make it myself.  This is a good project for the kids to help with, too.  No matter how much they stir out of the bowl, it still turns out good.  It is easier to clean up, too, compared to, flour or egg on the counter.  Here’s my recipe, in case you’re salivating.

Sarah’s Granola

3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned or quick cooking)
1 cup coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
1 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, whatever you have on hand, or some combination)
1/3 cup oil
1/2-1 cup sweetener (sugar or maple syrup.  Amount to taste and depending on whether your coconut is sweetened)
Some people add raisins, but I don’t like raisins after they’ve been baked so I generally leave them out, or add them after baking.

Mix everything together and bake at 250 for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes so it browns evenly.

Enjoy!

 

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