Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mom's Granola

Well it is a rainy, cool, Saturday and it is a bowl of cereal and cartoons kind of morning. I LOVE CEREAL! Lucky Charms, Captain crunch, Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon toast crunch. Yes a bowl of sugary goodness! But there is one cereal I love even more and it can always be different. You can change up or add ingredients to make this granola your own. My mom would always have this on hand, and speaking of on hand, it is a great snack to eat right out of your hand. With a cold bowl of milk this is one great bowl of cereal! Try it! You may never buy granola again.... I don't. This can be put in a jar and decorated with a pretty bow and makes a great WELCOME to the Neighborhood gift. Here in Galena, shopping for friends birthdays is a bit harder but homemade gifts are loved. This could be a great one to use.

Mom's Granola
2 cups oats
1 cup coconut shredded.
1/2 cup wheat germ or sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cup nuts(chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, peanuts. I like to add a bunch of different ones.)
1 tsp salt
Stir in 1 can Sweetened Condensed milk. Mix thoroughly
Add 1/4 cup oil
Spread in shallow baking pan lined with wax paper. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees after golden brown take out of oven.

Don't add these before baking because they get tough and burn but after the oven I then add Craisins, Raisins, Dried apples, dried apricots, dried blueberries, dried peaches, or any other yummy dried fruit. You can add whatever ingredients you like in your bowl of cereal. Make it your bowl of cereal.

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