15 cups oatmeal or whole oats
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup honey
5 Tbs. butter, melted
1 cup oil
2 cups water
3 TBS. cinnamon
2 TBS molasses
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups chopped nuts (optional)
Raisins (to be added after you bake the granola as they tend to burn very easily)
Pour dry ingredients into large bowl and mix thoroughly (I let the children help, they love to mix) Combine all wet ingredients and mix in with the dry ingredients. Be sure to mix thoroughly!
Pour into large pan or 2 9x13 pans bake at 300 for 50 minutes, stirring every 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely, for several hours at least!
*Hint: Measure your butter and oil first before the honey and the honey will come out of the greased cup easily.
Add other ingredients you may enjoy, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, just be sure to add dried fruits after baking.
This mixture keeps for weeks.
I will serve this in the morning to the children, I cook it like oatmeal, add the raisins and serve with milk, they love it!
You can also use this in my Granola Bars recipe in place of the oats, simply omit the sugar.
This makes a lot but keep in mind it keeps for a long time, our family has no trouble eating it up!
Recipe adapted from Wendy Jeub