This is (IMO) the BEST Granola recipe because it's so easy and so healthy. It's become our traditional German breakfast, similar to müsli. Hubby, that's OPA, uses it as a late-night snack! He'll even put it on his late-night ice cream as a topping.
It's so delicious and nourishing to nibble on just the way it is. Put some in a baggie to take on your next hike. You've got homemade trail mix!
Is there a difference between granola, müsli, and Trail Mix?
Yes. Although they have similar ingredients, granola is the term used for this cereal when it's been toasted, (usually) sweetened and served with milk. Trail Mix is the same, only eaten 'out of hand' ... on the trail! Müsli is raw and unsweetened.
Knowing heavily sugar-laden store-bought cereal wasn't healthy, I looked for an alternative. Store-bought granola seemed better, but the sugar content was still too high.
I started experimenting and the recipe for granola is above. Use it as a basic recipe. Then, use the hints section to make changes. The result? Delicious, yet different granola every time. Though the procedure is the same, the ingredients keep changing. It depends on what's on sale, what we crave, and what's in the cupboard.
The basic granola recipe is posted here. The hints section will show how to alter it. Baking is the only tricky part. You MUST stay in the kitchen, but only for a half hour.
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