Our favorite granola recipe; easy to make & super delicious!
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup chopped walnuts (or slivered almonds)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/8 cup brown sugar (I have omitted this before & it is still just as tasty)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
One (6-ounce) package dried cranberries or other dried fruit such as raisins, cherries, blueberries.
Heat oven to 300.
In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat germ, nuts, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the oil, honey and water. Toss the mixture until it is well combined, then spread evenly on a cookie sheet.
Bake the granola until lightly browned, about 40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes to keep the mixture from sticking. Let it cool completely, then stir in the cranberries or other dried fruit.
Makes about 7 cups.