Yes, we are granola-crunchers around here! I put this concoction together a few years ago after looking up info on the good Omega fats (don't remember which number is the good one), antioxidants, and digestive herbs. There are all sorts of other foods that fit into these categories, I know. These are the ones that we liked in granola!
5 CUPS OF CRUNCHY THINGS
*A combination of walnuts, almonds, coconut (the dry stuff in the health food bins, not the wet stuff in the
bag), oatmeal, and seeds (flax and sunflower). The more variety, the more nutrition.
1/4 CUP EACH OF OLIVE OIL, BLACKSTRAP MOLASSES, HONEY, BROWN SUGAR
1/4 TEASPOON EACH OF CINNAMON, CLOVES, GINGER
Mix the dry and the wet ingredients separately, then mix all together. Put into the largest pan with sides you have (10x15 is good ; 9x13 is fine but you have to pull it out and toss it more often) and put in a 300 degree oven. Pull it out and stir it several times for about 45 minutes, to allow the mixture to toast evenly. When done, spread it all out on the counter, or the kids' plastic placemats, to cool.
I use this in almost any recipe that calls for nuts, over yogurt and ice cream, and of course, as cereal with milk. Although in Rees' case, with half and half!
He does not like dried fruit in granola (weird, huh?) but cranberries and blueberries are vitamin powerhouses, as well as looking very pretty! If your kids aren't weird (!), add them when the mixture is completely cooled.
Go ahead ; be a granola-cruncher!