Cooking 101 - Homemade Granola
I've tried about a million granola recipes and this one is my favorite by far. I was hooked at first bite. Enjoy!
4 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1 c. chopped nuts
1 T. sesame seeds
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/2 c. good honey (spray measuring cup with Pam spray first)
8 T. melted butter
sprinkle of salt
1/2 c. raisins (optional)
1/2 c. sweetened, shredded coconut (toast it at 350 degrees before mixing it in if you like it that way)
Heat oven to 300. Line baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. (if you've doubled the recipe, you'll need two lined baking sheets)
In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, nuts, sesame seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and just a teeny, tiny sprinkle of salt; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine honey & melted butter, pour over the mixture. Stir well; spread on the sheets and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Remove it from the oven, let it cool for a bit. Break up the granola, add coconut and raisins. Store in an airtight container. Makes approx. 6 1/2 cups.