Homemade Granola Cereal

My family loves granola cereal!  We enjoy eating granola bars too, but we really like eating it as dry cereal or with milk.  Buying granola from the store can get pricey, so making it at home saves a lot of money!  I made some yesterday ~ here’s a basic recipe:
1 T. Olive Oil
2 Cups Oats
1/3 Cup Butter
2 T. Honey
Up to 1/8 cup of brown sugar – depending on how sweet you want it.  Some only like to use 2 T. of brown sugar.  The less you use – the healthier!
Heat oil on medium-high heat.  Add the oats and stir constantly for 5-7 minutes until oats are crisp.

Cool on cookie sheet.
Melt butter in skillet and stir in honey and brown sugar, stirring until bubbly.
Add oats and cook for 5 minutes.  Add any nuts or dried fruit that you desire as you’re cooking. Some suggestions:
*1/2 Cup Chopped Almonds or any nuts
*1/3 Cup dried fruit like cranberries or blueberries
*Tablespoon of flax seeds
*Spoonful of peanut butter
*Handful of chocolate chips – if you don’t want them to melt, add them after the granola has completely cooled.
Place on cookie sheet to cool.
We like our granola crispy, so I put it under the broiler for a few minutes until it was the texture we like.  Be sure to check it very often and stir it every 15-20 seconds so it doesn’t burn.
This time, I added a spoonful of peanut butter and dark chocolate chips to it.
It was very good as a cereal with raw milk poured over it!~
Next time I’m definitely going to double the recipe so it lasts a little longer!  Store this in an air-tight container.  Making homemade granola is delicious, saves a lot of money and is healthier for you! 

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

This post is linked to:
Raising Homemakers
The Prairie Homestead
Far Above Rubies

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  1. says

    Jill, I love your granola bar recipes and I think I will try your cereal too. The bars are so much healthier than the store bought ones. I can’t even pronounce some of the ingredients on the boxed ones. If you would like to follow my blog it is http://HeHelpsMeAllTheWayblogspot.com. I talk mostly about my health, I am a Diabetic and also my family.

  2. says

    Yum. We’ve been wanting to make our own, but I couldn’t find a respectable recipe. Will be trying this as soon as possible. And yea for raw milk:-)

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