Don’t let The Man touch your granola! Seriously, this is the hippie shit par excellence, so buying it from a supermarket is, what, sucking up to the machine? Aside from the ideological baggage, buying granola is a fucking money dump and then you might still not know how much processed shit is in there. So I started looking around for granola recipes and just tried the first one I found (I mean, come on, making granola is not exactly rocket science) on Free Range Living, who has a bunch of other tasty looking recipes on it.
I hate maple syrup, so I did not use it and added that much honey instead, because I dig honey. I also cut the entire recipe in half, because I don’t have that much space.
I also wrote down the wrong temperature and somewhat burned my first batch. Still tasty though.
¼ cup brown sugar
1 cup honey
½ cup canola oil
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoons salt
½ tablespoon vanilla
4 cups rolled oats
½ cup wheat germ
½ cup sesame seeds
1 ½ cups chopped nuts (any combination of pecans, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and/or sunflower seeds)
1 cups dried fruit (any combination of dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins, apricots, etc.)
- Heat oven to 325ºF.
- Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring just to the boil. Place remaining ingredients (except the dried fruit) in a large bowl and stir to mix. Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
- Divide between two (greased) baking sheets and bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown (stirring halfway through).
- Let cool slightly before stirring in the dried fruit. Store in an airtight container.