I just love this granola recipe. It was given to me by my good friend, Jen, (who is a great cook) and I have already made it several times. I like to eat it as cereal (it is very filling though, it doesn't take much!), plain, or a favorite of both my kids and I is to mix yogurt and berries together and top it with this granola (think McD's fruit and yogurt parfait).
4 c. regular oats
1/2 c. shredded coconut
3/4 c. wheat germ
3/4 c. chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. dry milk
2/3 c. honey
1/4 c. Canola oil
Raisins, Craisins, or other dried fruit (optional- I leave them out to keep the hubby and kids happy)
Spray or lightly grease a jelly roll pan and preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Combine honey and oil in small saucepan, heat to dissolve honey (I just heated it over medium-low while I mixed the dry ingredients). Pour over the granola mixture, stir well.
Spread in the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5. It won't crisp up until it cools, so don't be tempted to over-bake it.
Remove from oven, stir it periodically while it cools to separate the grains. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze this.