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!).
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.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
Pour sugar mixture over the oats mixture and stir to cover.
Spread into cake pans and bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10.
Voila! Just add yogurt and berries, or eat by the handful…