Honey-Nut Banana Granola

Last week  after drying the bananas and apples, I knew immediately that I was going to have to put them to good use.  My favorite snack these days is plain yogurt, granola, and jam.  Well, thanks to a yogurt maker for Christmas, I can make my own yogurt, so it seemed incongruous not to have home-made granola accompany it — especially if I have my grandma’s homemade jam on hand (but, alas, I’m out — raspberry season can’t come soon enough!).

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of canola oil

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup of honey

1 tsp of vanilla

5 cups of oats

1/2 cup of ground flax seed

1/2 cup of wheat germ

1/2 cut of wheat bran

1/2 cup of walnut piece

1 cup of chopped almonds

1 Tb of cinnamon

1 Tb of nutmeg

1 cup of dried bananas

Preheat oven to 300 and line 2 cake pans with foil or parchment paper.  Wasteful?  Perhaps, but consider the water necessary to clean the pan otherwise…

Heat oil, sugar and honey over the stove and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla.

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Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.

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Pour sugar mixture over the oats mixture and stir to cover.

Spread into cake pans and bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10.

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Voila!  Just add yogurt and berries, or eat by the handful…

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