Thanks to First Fruits Farm, I have found the ultimate granola recipe, and had to share it!  This recipe makes quite a bit, so be aware.

The Ultimate Granola

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cups honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 9 cups rolled oats (I actually use a mixed 9-grain)
  • 1 cup wheat flour (I use fresh-ground soft wheat)
  • about 2 cups of anything else you want (raisins, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, almonds, coconut, sesame seeds, millet, salt, cinnamon, dried berries, vanilla, etc.)

First, combine the oil, butter, and honey in a sauce pan and heat until nice, thin, and runny.  Meanwhile, pour oats and flour into a large stockpot (if mixing by hand) or mixing bowl (if using a mixer).  Pour warm oil mixture over oats and mix until all grains are well-coated.  Add in other ingredients and mix well.  Pour and spread mixture as desired (see below) onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, or until just golden on the edges.  Cool completely.  Depending on the size of your baking sheet, this last step may require 2-3 baking sheets to use all the mixture. Enjoy!!

  • For granola cereal/snack mix, just pour mixture onto cookie sheet, and gently spread over cookie sheet about 1/3 -1/2 inch thick.  There will be some gaps.  After cooling, this can be crumbled further if desired, and stored either in the fridge/freezer to make it last longer, or at room temp if you plan to eat it within a week.
  • For granola bars, pour mixture onto cookie sheet, and use a rolling pin to firmly press it into a 1/3 inch solid sheet of granola.  Slice (I use a pizza cutter) into desired sized bars, then gently roll over the top again to press any crumbles back down. Bake.  Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.  While bars are still soft, use a spatula to gently break them apart where you previously sliced them.  Cool completely.  Store in fridge or freezer to reduce the amount of crumbling.  
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