6 cups old fashioned oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Choose any combination of some or all of the following, needs to equal 6 cups total, and stir into oatmeal base.
Coconut (shredded- unsweetened or sweetened)
Unsalted, unroasted nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc)
Unroasted seeds (pumpkin, sesame or sunflower)
dried fruits (chopped cherries, raisins, cranberries, chopped apricots, apples etc) Added last after granola has cooked.
1 cup (2 cubes) butter
1 cup honey
½ cup water
2 tsp vanilla
Mix and set dry ingredients aside. In a saucepan, combine syrup and cook on medium heat until warm and thinned. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Place mixture into large roasting pan (3 inches) or 9X13 cake pan. Bake at 250º for 2 to 2½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes until mixture is dry and golden brown. Remove pan and allow to cool before placing the granola into an airtight container, stirring several times to allow for even cooking.