We have a large family so
you may want to cut this down to suit your family's
needs (be warned you just might need to pretend you have
a big family and make a large batch because this will go
quickly). This is a real family favorite and it's
• Melt cube of butter in large, deep baking pan
• Add raw oats according to how much you want to make
• Put into oven and bake at 350 degrees
While that's baking:
• cut up raw nuts: pecans, almonds, walnuts, cashews
(yes raw) are my favorites. • Sprinkle on top of oats
and allow to get warm (not brown as this affects the
nutrition of them)
You can get real creative
and add anything your family likes; we like shredded
coconut. When nuts are warmed, mix into oats and
add coconut. When the oats are very lightly
toasted remove pan from oven.
Add: raisins, dates, dried
cranberries or any other dried fruit you like but do not
put back into the oven as this will unnecessarily dry
out the fruit.
While still warm I like to
sweeten with Real Maple Syrup & Honey so it's soft
enough to mix evenly. I also add a fair amount of
vanilla, some salt and you can also add cinnamon
There is a variety of ways to serve:
• Eat raw as a snack
• My favorite is to make a fresh fruit salad to eat it
with adding either yogurt or milk
• The granola is delicious added to warm oatmeal.
Eat as a traditional cereal.
This makes a great gift to give. I have been asked
on several occasions if I would make it for others to
Store in airtight
containers. For longer keeping refrigerate.