Oh my, I've loved granola since the 1960's & even remember Neil Diamond's "Crunchy Granola " song! Granola also makes a thoughtful gift for someone & while it's baking, your house will smell wonderful. Here's an easy recipe, if you love granola, too:
4 cups oats
1/2 -1 cup coconut
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 t. Kosher salt
Mix all of the above in a large bowl.
In a saucepan, heat until warm:
Pour all of this over the oat mixture & coat completely. Spread on a parchment or silpat covered baking sheet with sides.
Bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. If you love clusters of granola, don't stir at all during baking. Once it is golden brown, cool completely & then break into chunks.
Store in a covered container & enjoy your homemade granola. It's yummy to layer granola with some yogurt & top with berries for a delicious snack or breakfast.
NOTE: Don't be afraid to omit an ingredient & add what you love to make your own special flavored granola!