4-½ c. quick or rolled oats (use gluten-free oats to make gluten-free granola)
1 c. flour (use gluten-free all-purpose flour to make gluten-free granola)
1 t. Baking soda (make sure it’s gluten-free if making gluten-free granola)
1 t. Vanilla
⅔ c. softened butter
½ c. honey
⅓ c. brown sugar (pure maple syrup or coconut sugar)
1c. Extras - a combination of: dried cranberries, raisins, flax or chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, nuts, dark chocolate chips, or shredded coconut
Mix and press into 2 cookie sheets. If you want granola bars press into 1- 9x13” and 1 - 8x8” pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 - 20 min. Don’t overbake. They will be only slightly light brown on top. Cool and cut. These do crumble sometimes. Adding more honey or butter may help next time.
I split the granola into two large glass jars. In one jar, I add chocolate chips to make a healthy trail mix. Shake well, and enjoy. The other I leave plain. I like to add it to plain yogurt for a quick snack. It's great to have for breakfast or an evening snack with milk and topped with fresh blueberries. Either way, it's delicious. Just watch out, it's addictive!