Easy, Affordable Granola Recipe

by Heather
(Southfield, MI)

Pitch the boxed cereal and save money! Eating granola is healthy; it keeps kids from getting hungry while homeschooling and the family loves it too.

Mix together in (very) large mixing bowl:
12 cups of oats
4 cups of rice crispy-type cereal
1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
2 cups of banana chips (I put whole chips in food processor to break into pieces)
1 cup of coconut
2 tsp salt - brings out the flavor. You can eliminate or add more depending on your taste.
(You can substitute seeds with nuts or raisins - if you add raisins, add them after cooking, otherwise they burn.)

Mix together on stove:
2/3 - 1 cup of honey (depending on how sweet you want your granola)
2/3 - 1 cup of real maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want your granola)
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of safflower oil
2 tbsp vanilla

Pour the honey-maple syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Spread onto cookie sheets and bake in the oven at 350 degrees, stirring every so often. Cook until granola is golden brown. (I have a convection oven and it only takes a few minutes before the granola browns and I have to move it around.)

PS I will post a picture, when I can find my camera! :P

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Jun 13, 2009
by: Marsha E Laden

Thanks Heather, I will give it a try!

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