In exploring my mom’s recipe box, I actually have found some of the recipes she got from me in the 80’s. This was when I was in college and eating what was then a “natural” diet. Some of the recipes have stayed with me, but some have been like finding old friends.
This was a granola recipe I used to make. I revised it (see the blue ink) to incorporate what I happen to have in my house at this moment. It is still delicious! I think my husband at ¼ of if for breakfast the first day!
To make it simple to follow, here were the ingredients I used:
3 cups uncooked rolled oats
1½ cups coconut flakes, unsweetened
1½ cups wheat germ
1 cup peanuts
½ cup sesame seeds
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ cup water
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup banana chips
Heat the oven to 200F. Line a large baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
Combine the oats, coconut flakes, wheat germ, peanuts, and sesame seeds in a large bowl, mix well.
In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and oil. Stir into the bowl dry ingredients. Gradually pour in the water and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
Spread the mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet(s).
Bake until the mixture dries out, typically 2 to 2½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
Turn off the oven and let the granola cool in the oven. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 2 quarts.