Making homemade granola is an all-around good idea. For starters, granola is delicious and versatile as both a breakfast and a snack food. Store-bought granola can be quite expensive, and can also contain questionable ingredients. The do-it-yourself approach can save a LOT of money, while giving you complete control over the quality of each ingredient. Enjoy!
Ingredients (Makes about 6 cups)
1 cup apple jelly
1 tablespoon real butter
3 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
1 cup dried apple pieces
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Step 1) Grease two baking sheets (the kind with shallow sides) and set aside.
Step 2) Combine apple jelly and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil steadily for two minutes, then remove from heat.
Step 3) Combine rolled oats, apple pieces, raisins, nuts, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Drizzle boiled jelly mixture over dry ingredients, stirring with a large spoon to evenly coat the ingredients.
Step 4) Spread granola mixture onto greased baking sheets and bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir once after 15 minutes.
Step 5) Allow granola to cool completely, and store in an airtight container.
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