Basic Granola

(8 servings)

  • 3 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded unpeeled apple
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • nonstick cooking spray
In a large bowl combine oats, apple, and wheat germ; mix well. In a small saucepan stir together honey, water, and cinnamon. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla or almond extract. Pour over oat mixture; mix well.

Spray a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray coating. Spread oat mixture evenly in pan. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven about 45 minutes or till golden brown, stirring occasionally. Spread onto foil to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Very Basic Granola

Very Basic Granola

Cooking Note:

If you'd like to get granola with a few clusters in the mix, mix in 1/2 cup flour with the dry oats. It will help some of the oats to clump together while cooking.

This is a basic granola recipe with apples and cinnamon. It's easy to make and cooks up golden brown and toasty.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank MrsBuckeye for this recipe.

Recipe number 557. Submitted 9/14/2002.