Roan Mountain B & B Granola

Need a nice last minute, do-it-yourself, hale and healthy gift that’s sure to please? Here’s the recipe we developed for the granola we occasionally serve at Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast. It’s a very simple recipe. The whole idea behind granola, after all, is simplicity. Not too sweet either, which is the problem with store-bought granola. Tonight Katrina and I baked up a batch to give to some family on her side of the aisle. Here’s the recipe and a couple of pics.

Combine in large bowl:

  • 6 cups of uncooked regular oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ½ cup sunflower kernels
  • sprinkling of cinnamon

Combine in another bowl:

  • ½ cup Canola oil
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir well.  Spread mixture evenly in large baking sheet and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes (to degree of desired doneness), stirring every ten minutes or so. Cool.

Optional: Stir in raisins or dates or other dried fruit, if desired, or, for the holidays, candied fruit.  You can vary this a little by adding other grains or nuts, such as flax seed, pumpkin seeds, etc. as they are available.