if I share my granola recipe; I think it has something to do with sending it in a couple of packages as well with the Mission Trip folks from church. The answer is, "Yes, I do." In the interest of sharing it with several people and in a timely manner, given that I am leaving town tomorrow for the weekend, then leaving for ten days on Tuesday, I am going to go ahead and give it to you without "cooking photos." If you all really want them, let me know and I'll have a "redo" in a couple of weeks.
Granola (Pretty much how I got it from my oldest brother years ago.)
Mix together in a large bowl:
6 cups oatmeal (can be either old-fashioned or quick or a mix)
1/2 c brown sugar
3/4 c raw wheat germ
1/4 c (white) sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 cup coconut (optional, I use the unsweetened kind)
1 c chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, whatever you prefer)
1/2 c non-fat dry milk (in the original recipe, but I don't use it anymore and don't notice the difference)
1 tsp (+) cinnamon
1/2 tsp (+) nutmeg
Mix in a 2 cup glass measuring cup:
2/3 c honey
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 TBS water
1 1/2 to 2 tsp vanilla
Heat for about 1 minute on high in microwave, stir, and pour over oat mixture. Mix well and spread out on two cookie sheets or one large roaster. Bake at 300 for 25-35 minutes or until toasted to your preference, stirring several times during baking. Remove from oven and add 1 cup (+) raisins and let cool. Break up lumps if desired. Store in airtight container.
Sub real maple syrup for honey and Mapaline flavor for vanilla (I use pecans when I do this one).
Other dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, etc.) can be used as desired; pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, as well, but you may want to reduce the other nuts if you do.
(The original recipe also had 1/2 cup dry milk in it, and I used to put it in, but haven't for a couple of years and no one around here seems to have noticed.)