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grandma's granola

Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

This recipe was adapted from The Amish Community Cookbook - Simply Delicious Recipes from Amish and Mennonite Homes. Some ingredients have obviously been "modernized" but still go along with traditional cuisine! To lower calories, I skip the honey and it's plenty sweet enough for me when I use the optional raisinsl

yield 8 -12
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's granola

  • 2 c
    oatmeal (old fashioned or quick)
  • 1 1/2 c
    rice krispies® cereal
  • 1/3 c
    sliced almonds
  • 1/2 c
    flaked coconut ( i like unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp
    flax meal or wheat germ (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    honey (optional)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    oil (i use coconut oil)
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    golden or dark raisins (optional)

How To Make grandma's granola

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325ºF. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (not raisins)
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, heat honey, oil and brown sugar - not quite to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
  • 3
    Pour liquid mixture over cereal and stir til well mixed. Place in baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 21 minutes stirring every 7 minutes or so until golden. Add raisins, if using, the last time you stir the mixture.
  • 4
    Remove from oven when golden, and cool. When completely cool, store in airtight container.