Easy Granola

Well, now that I’ve started making granola, I can’t stop.  I love it, the toddler loves it, and when his friends are over for play group they descend upon it like a committee of vultures (that IS the technical term, I promise!).  Well, they reacted that way to the peanut butter granola that I posted before, and my husband likes this basic granola even better than the peanut butter.

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 brown sugar, packed
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 water
  • sundries (nuts, raisins, shredded coconut, other dried fruits, etc.)

Super easy!  Heat the oven to 300 degrees.

Mix the dry ingredients — flour, sugar, oats, and whatever sundries you are using — in a big bowl.  Melt the butter in the microwave, then add the water to it and stir the liquid into the dry ingredients.  Mix thoroughly, then pour the mixture out onto a big cookie sheet.  Bake for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want it.

This time, I made this with peanuts and cashews, and it is fantastic.

I tried doubling this to make a big batch, but you might have a hard time getting it all to cook evenly, so I would stick with this size batch.  After you’ve had a couple of test handfuls, the rest should fit pretty well into an empty plastic 16 ounce peanut jar.  🙂