I’m a huge breakfast fan, but most of the time I’ll just have organic granola with yogurt or a bowl of cereal with raspberries and milk.Â However, recently my husband and I have decided that that cereal is way over priced and wanted to make our own granola.Â Â After researching many granola recipes, I received this one in the mail from my mother and I wanted to share it with everyone.Â Â So here it goes.
MAPLE NUT GRANOLA
3 cups old-fashioned oats (be sure to get the right kind)
1 cup of slivered almonds
3/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
1/3 cup sesame seeds (we use flax seeds for extra fiber)
6 tablespoons maple syrup (we like to use Sprague’s Maple Syrup, but we are running low…hint,hint those of you readingÂ Â Â Â Â this from Western, NY
6 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup of raisins, (I prefer cranberries and banana chips, but you can add what ever you want)
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.Â Lightly oil a baking pan (11×14)Â Toss oats, nuts, coconut and sesame seeds.
2. Whisk syrup, brown sugar, oil, warm water and salt in small bowl to blend.Â Pour mixture over the oat mixture.Â Stir to combine.
3. Transfer to baking pan.Â Bake until evenly browned, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.Â Cool.Â Mix in raisins.Â Store in airtight container.