With that in mind, I've started making granola. It is delicious and a lot cheaper to make than it is to buy in the store. We eat it dry as a snack or on top of yogurt or with milk in place of boxed cereal.
So, without further ado, the recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
(I adapted this recipe from one that came from a magazine long ago. Unfortunately I do not know the original source. I apologize for that.)
4 cups regular rolled oats
1.5 cups sliced almonds
.5 cup brown sugar
.5 teaspoon salt
.5 teaspoon cinnamon
.25 cup cooking oil (I use canola, but think I'll try subbing coconut oil in the future.)
.25 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
|Ingredients - Yes, I shop at Target - a lot|
1. Preheat oven to 300F. Combine oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Heat oil and honey in a saucepan until warm. Stir in vanilla. Pour over oat mixture and stir gently.
2. Spread mixture into a pan. (I use a 13x9 roasting pan.) Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.