This recipe I have had for a long time. It is an easy recipe for beginers that are starting a healthier lifestyle. All the ingredients are easily accessible in your local grocery store, or you may have in your pantry.
Homemade granola clusters
preheat an oven to 350
in a very large mixing bowl toss together the dry mix
8 cups rolled oats (or other rolled grains)
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of nuts, seeds, and or coconut
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
2 cups water
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1 Tablespoon maple flavoring
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until blended
pour out onto two cookie sheets breaking the mix up into small clusters
bake in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes stirring halfway through and breaking up any big bunches
This makes soft baked clusters. for a more crunchy cluster, bake about 15 more minutes.
This is a great starter recipe for those trying to go a little healthier. When we began we would add some granola clusters to our regular breakfast cereal. It is good mixed in with a flake cereal. It helps the children feel full longer. It is also really good mixed with fruit and yogurt.
I have included a link to our homemade yogurt adventures below