Delicious Granola

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No, I’m serious.

It is delicious.

This granola is so simplistic that it cannot offend anyone.  There aren’t a lot of foreign objects in it that my hubby couldn’t identify.  ( He never touches granola, so the fact that he liked it is testament to how yummy this is!)  There aren’t a lot of huge chunks of anything, so its taste is very subtle.

And best of all, it doesn’t taste like cardboard.

Now the only trick here is not to just put it in the oven and walk away…it needs a little babysitting because it can be temperamental and burn quickly.

Small price to pay for the ease and taste of this, not to mention the fact that you could make this in 30 minutes!

Let the sweet adventure begin!

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Combine 3 cups of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats in a large bowl,

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with 1/4 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds,

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and 1/4 cup minced fresh dates. (Doesn’t matter if you don’t like them, you will never be able to make them out in this recipe because they are cut into such tiny pieces and just add a hint of sweetness.)

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Heat together in a small pan, 1/4 cup pure vegetable oil,

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with 1/4 cup honey,

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and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla until it just comes to a boil.

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Pour heated liquid over the oat mixture and mix well to coat all the dry ingredients.

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Spread onto greased baking pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Watch it closely!  It does burn easily and that can be mighty frustrating to have happen to you…

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Let it cool and then store the granola in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 pounds.  And will be gone in a couple of days.

Serve as a snack, as cereal for breakfast with milk, over yogurt, over ice cream, etc.

Oh, and though I believe that the beauty of this granola is in the restraint of the number of its ingredients, you could easily make this recipe yours and add so many things:

  • pumpkin seeds
  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • coconut
  • pistachios
  • dried cherries
  • almonds
  • etc…

Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!

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