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Home Production and Gardening–June 2014

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Homemade Granolagranola

Making your own granola can be a great way to handle breakfast. With a minimal amount of work and expense you can prepare enough to feed your family a week’s worth of breakfasts and you can tailor the recipe to accommodate your tastes and dietary needs or restrictions. The recipe that follows makes three lbs of a moderately sweet granola that should be sufficient to feed a family of four for about a dollar per day for one week…though not quite so long if your family eats half of it off the trays while it’s still dehydrating…not that that ever happens here…

 

Dry Mix

Stir together in a very large bowl:

14 heaping cups oats

1 cup flour or bran

Mix together ONE of the following sauces in a 4 cup glass measuring cup or a 1 quart glass canning jar:

Oatmeal Cookie Sauce

2/3 cup oil

1 ½ cup honey

1 Tablespoon salt

1-2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon mace or nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla

plus enough hot water to make 4 cups of sauce

Lemon Sauce

2/3 cup oil

1 ½ cup honey

2/3 cup lemon

1 Tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

plus enough hot water to make 4 cups of sauce

Chocolate Sauce

2/3 cup oil

1 ½ cup honey

6-8 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 Tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

plus enough hot water to make 4 cups of sauce

Maple Sauce

2/3 cup oil

1 ½ cup honey

1 Tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 Tablespoon maple flavoring

plus enough hot water to make 4 cups of sauce

Thoroughly mix sauce into dry ingredients. Squeeze into clumps as desired and spread evenly on two large cookie sheets—with an edge to prevent granola from sliding onto your oven floor. Place in your oven on its lowest setting (between 120F-200F). Check for dryness every half hour—when it’s softer the favors are more intense, but drier lasts longer without spoiling. Store in an airtight container.

 Notes on altering the recipe: This can be changed a great deal as long as you keep the total dry ingredients at a total of 15-16 cups and the total amount of sauce at 4 cups. Nuts, seeds and coconut would be added to the Dry Mix, decreasing the oats accordingly in a 1:1 substitution. Dried fruit should be added only after the granola is dehydrated.

 

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