Lazy Granola



So the past few days I’ve been making a big batch of this Lazy Granola.  It seems like every other day I am making this, because the kids BEG me to eat it.  Butterfly prefers big hunks of it over cookies in her lunch box.

It’s that good.

So I thought I would share it with you!

Lazy Granola

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c oil

1/2 c honey

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

7 c oats

Mix the honey, oil and vanilla in a small saucepan until they are all melted.  (I always forget this step and it turns out fine.)  In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.  Pour the honey mixture over the oat mixture and stir until combined.  Spread out on a greased 9×12 pan and cook for 10 min at 375 degrees.  Take it out of the oven and stir it.  Return it to the oven and then turn the oven off and it let sit overnight.  Wake up to a yummy breakfast and a house that smells amazing!

You can add a whole bunch of stuff to this to make it even better.  I always use coconut oil and it gives it a very sweet flavor, but canola oil works fine too.  You can add almonds, cashews, or any kind of nut that you wish.  Shredded coconut, raisins, chopped dates, flax seed, and sunflower seeds.

Now my kids have been eating it straight, with yogurt, and with warmed milk.  But I’m itching to try making it into a trail mix, with dried fruit and chocolate mixed in.

If only they would leave it alone long enough for me to try!


7 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Valinda
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 00:20:30

    That sounds so yummy! I want mine with crasins :)


    • Safire
      Feb 13, 2011 @ 22:43:28

      Ohhh…I forgot about craisins!


  2. Dad
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 10:45:44

    I like Valinda’s idea. Sweet, tart and something salty like cashews. That would be awesome! Maybe when we come to visit?



    • Safire
      Feb 13, 2011 @ 22:42:06

      Or I come out there!


  3. Kirsten
    Feb 11, 2011 @ 11:24:05

    Thanks for sharing! My sister and I were just talking about homemade granola last night. I think I’ll give this a try.


    • Safire
      Feb 13, 2011 @ 22:41:56

      Super easy! Just don’t forget to grease the pan…


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