This is one of our favorite granola recipes, although i have a coconut almond one that i like even more, and my men prefer peanut butter granola. But it's this recipe that i use the most.
Mix: 5 cups oatmeal, 1 cup butter/oil, 1 cup brown sugar (i use sucanat)
Add: 2 beaten eggs
1 cup coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts (rarely add since it's not a "necessity" but it does add great flavor)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ (never add)
1/2 cup wheat bran (never add either.....hey, i only have so much time, i can't be throwing too many things in a recipe or i'd be spending all day in the kitchen. Besides, i'd rather spend my money on chocolate to reward the children for cleaning up their rooms. And myself for making granola)
Bake at 300 for one hour.
That's it. Simple and basic but very yummy, especially if you eat it with yogurt. Just be careful how big your portions are, since granola is VERY HIGH IN CARBS. Eating it with yogurt will help keep your portions small and eating it with chocolate will help even more. I know it's hard to believe, but if you eat granola with chocolate, you will eventually find yourself skipping the granola and just eating the chocolate. It's all good........whatevah' makes you happy.