No Bake Granola

23 March 2009

This is a versitile recipe that is very easy to make and change up! I have to hide batches of it around the kitchen otherwise it will be gone in a day.


4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1/2-2/3 cup packed brown sugar (I like 1/2, husband likes 2/3)
1 tablespoon vanilla


Slivered almonds, or any other nut
Dried fruits (craisins, raisins, apricots, etc)


- Warm oil in a large skillet (electric is best)
- Pour in 4 cups of oats. Stir and cook until golden brown - about 10 minutes.
- While oats are cooking warm up butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan. Cook until the mixture starts to bubble. *This is where you can add pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, honey, etc. to flavor the oats.
- Once oats are golden and crisp pour the sugar mixture over oats that are in skillet. Mix well.
- Pour oats into a large container with lid off where they can cool, and add nuts and dried fruit of choice.

Cost (No Nuts/Fruit):

4 cups oats (sale 3lbs/$1): $.50
Butter: $.25
Olive Oil: >$.15
Brown Sugar & Vanilla: $.35

Total: $1.25/1.5 lbs granola


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