An easy homemade cereal to make is granola...and it can be varied to your heart's content. This recipe is adapted from the Hallelujah Acres Cookbook. Where I've substituted flax seeds, they had called for shredded coconut, which I never have on hand because I don't care for it. My whole family loves this!
4 cups rolled oats (you can use whole or quick)
1 cup crushed almonds
1/2 cup whole grain flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup flax seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ or wheat bran
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup honey, molasses or maple syrup (I use honey)
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients, grinding the pumpkin and sunflower seeds to a finer texture beforehand if you wish (I don't). Mix in the honey and vanilla and stir until the dry ingredients have been moistened. Some will clump together, which is fine.
|It's easy to recruit help for this one!|
|Ready to spread onto trays.|
|Spread evenly and bake. I have to use two racks, placed as close to the center of the oven as possible, to fit all three sheets. I also rotate the sheets when it's time to stir.|