My friend Linda makes the best granola. Her recipe is based on the one in the classic Diet for a Small Planet and it's absolutely delicious. I especially like to make batches of it when I'm going to have house guests. It's a great ready-made breakfast or snack.
Linda Rogers' Granola (makes a giant batch)
6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup each
Flour (unbleached, whole wheat, rice or light buckwheat)
Flax meal or wheat germ
Canola or light olive oil
Maple syrup or honey
3/4 cup each
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Mix together oats, powdered milk, flour, flax meal/wheat germ, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds.
- Pour the oil into a 2 cup measuring cup, then add the syrup or honey on top. Mix well into dry ingredients.
- Spread mixture on two rimmed baking sheets.
- Bake for about an hour, stirring the mix after 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and mix in nuts and fruit.
- Cool and store in large jars or plastic containers. I find a batch fits perfectly into 2 half-gallon jars, taking into account the amount of granola I eat as I cook.