I love granola.
It is healthy, it is filling, and it lasts for what feels like forever. Its also pretty.
I thought I would share my granola recipe with you all, since I have found a way to do it that is both frugal and delicious.
~ 1-1/4 cups brown sugar
~ 1/2 cup water
~ 2 Tbs. vanilla extract
~ 1 tsp. salt
~ 8 cups oats
~ 1 package of dried "tropical" fruit from Dollar Tree
~ 1 package of nuts (your favorite ones - I got sunflower seeds) from Dollar Tree
~ Preheat oven to 300* and line 2 pans with parchment / wax paper.
~ Pour brown sugar into a bowl and top with water. Stir well and microwave for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir.
~ Mix in vanilla and salt. Stir.
~ In a large bowl, mix together oats and sugar mixture.
~ Spread oats out on 2 pans lined with parchment paper. Bake at 300* for 45 minutes (or until golden and slightly crunchy)
~ Let oats cool, and then pour into a large bowl and mix with fruit and nuts. Store in an airtight container.
Making granola is one of our favorite past times and always a reminder of fall. Do you have a favorite fall recipe?