I just recently introduced this recipe to my kids. They’re use to cheap store bought granola bars, and they love them, but they have never had the hearty generation X granola, that I grew up with, in my home. If you’re like me, you had this for breakfast and ate it as a cereal with milk and you loved it. Well, it’s time to get back in the kitchen and mix up this easy recipe, if not for your kids, for yourself. This recipe can be crumbled or pressed into bars, for easy packing.
3 cups Rolled oats, Quaker
6 tbsp Brown Sugar, light
1/3 cup Sunflower seeds, salted
1/2 cup Coconut Flakes, sweetened
8 oz Cashews, salted halves
8 oz Almonds, Honey Roasted
1 cup Maple Syrup, butter flavored Country
1/3 cup Canola Oil
3 pinches of Kosher Salt, optional
Bake at 250° Fahrenheit for 1 hr 15 minutes, on a large flat baking sheet, stirring every 15 minutes. Add 15 more minutes, of bake time, if you like a more toasted flavor.
You can add Raisins or any dehydrated fruit, after baking.
My almonds were hard and whole so, I pulsed them in a food processor, by themselves, first. Then added the cashew halves, coconut flakes, sunflower seed and brown sugar, then pulsed again. Half of the mix was powdery but it works out great. The added syrup and Canola oil help it bond. The brown sugar gets a little lumpy so, be sure to smash is out so it mixes in evenly.
follow the directions in the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this amazing homemade granola recipe.