Tasty Homemade Granola Cereal!

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I’ve decided it’s not too easy to take a good picture of cereal!  Luckily this recipe tastes so good, a good photo is not required!  Cereal, at our house, is a RARE treat!  It’s just too expensive to purchase.  We usually eat oatmeal, pancakes, cracked wheat, or grits for breakfast.  However, on occasion, WHEN I’M FEELING PARTICULARLY KIND, I like to make this cereal in a BIG batch!  I try to make it mostly for my husband…. He leaves for church on Sunday mornings around 6 in the morning, and usually doesn’t get home until well after lunch time.  He needs a little something to fill him up.  This cereal is the perfect Sunday solution… and yes… I do have to hide it or else it would disappear in no time!

It’s really easy to make, and it’s really customizable to what you like!  My kids only like chocolate chips, nuts, and dried and sweetened banana chips in it, but you could put anything you like into it!

In a small sauce pan, combine the following ingredients:

4 TB oil

3/4 C butter

8 T honey

1 1/3 C brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt (roughly)

2 tsp cinnamon

1 to 2 tsp vanilla

Cook and stir until all the sugar is dissolved.

Pour into a large bowl with 8 CUPS of oatmeal and a large handful or two of nuts.  I like to use walnuts, or almonds, whichever I have on hand.  Mix the sauce into the oatmeal until everything is coated completely.

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Stirring the sauce into the oatmeal

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Oatmeal mixture spread out on jelly-roll pans just before cooking.

Spray a large jelly-pan sheet with cooking spray.  (This recipe will do two pans worth)  Spread your oatmeal mixture out on the pans and cook them in a preheated  375 oven for 10 minutes.  Let it cool completely, and then break it up and store it into a container.  At this time you can add chocolate chips, or other tasty things, such as craisins, etc., if you would like to!  Let me know if you like it!

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