We don't eat a lot of cold cereal at the house. I think it overly priced & there is no nutritional value in it. Besides if I do buy it on a rare occasion that is all my kids want to eat. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. So to make me life simpler, I just don't buy it. However, we love homemade granola. I make it occasionally & it is a favorite snack for everybody. It is simple to make. I usually double the recipe if I have enough nuts on hand.
6 cups Oatmeal
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1 c. Coconut
1/4 c. Sunflower seeds
1 c. Chopped Nuts (we usually do almonds, but whatever nut your family enjoys).
Stir this together & place either on a cookie sheet or cake pan and Bake at 350 for 10 Minutes
just to start to warm everything through.
1/2 c. Oil
1/2 c. honey (We like it a little sweeter & add 3/4 c.)
1 tsp. Vanilla.
Mix all of these together & then once your oats are warm, drizzle over the top of the pan & mix through.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Stirring every 10.
At the last 5 minutes add Craisins, or dried fruit if desired.
Let sit & cool. The longer you let it sit & cool before breaking it up the bigger chunks you will have. If you don't want large chunks, mix sooner.