I am addicted to granola! I LOVE the stuff, and we go through a box every few days around here…yikes! It’s not really as healthy as you might think – in fact, out of most breakfast cereals, granola is one of the highest in calories and fat! But, you can make your own, and modify it to make it a little healthier. Here is a basic recipe for you to play with!
Easy Granola

4 cups oats (not quick oats)
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup to 1-1/2 cups of nuts (unsalted almonds, walnuts, pecans or seeds like sunflower seeds)

1 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or other dried fruit
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Place liquid ingredients into a small sauce pan and warm on a stove on medium low. Stir until combined.
Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and stir well until dry ingredients are coated.
Spread mix on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes until golden brown, stirring every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning.

After you’ve cooked and cooled granola, keep it in a relatively airtight container.