We celebrated last Saturday by going out to a nice restaurant. One of my gifts was homemade granola. Even though he has no problem with his weight (lucky guy!!), I decided to make this WW granola again!
Granola is so easy to make - and so much cheaper than buying it in the store!! And so yummy too!
Bought a nice big container - and filled it up with the yummy granola. Gues my brother enjoyed... he asked me for the recipe!! :)
I had saved the recipe on food.com. Made a few changes - never make it the same way - depending on my mood!
WW Down To Earth Granola
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (didn't use this time)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup honey (used maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups raisins or 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (I used dried blueberries this time)
In a bowl, mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a sauce pan, warm the oil and honey. Whisk or stir in the vanilla. Carefully pour liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with wooden spoon, finish mixing by hand.
Preheat oven to 300°F Spread granola in a 15x10x1? pan. Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes.
Transfer granola-filled pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
Stir in raisins or dried cranberries. Seal granola in an air-tight container or self sealing plastic bags.
Store at room temperature for 1 week or the freezer for 3 months.