Sandras Yummy Granola

Dry ingredients:

  • 9 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup large ribbon unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3  cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup pitted dates or date pieces

Directions:

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Whiz wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well and  spread on cookie sheets ½” thick.
  4. Bake at 200 degrees F for 90 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes until golden and almost dry.
  5. Turn the oven off and leave pans in oven to dry completly. (If desired, substitute rolled rye or barley for 2 cups rolled oats).
  6. Store granola in an air tight container.

Hint: Place pans of granola in an oven on lowest setting (170 degrees C) and leave it overnight. In the morning the granola would be absolutely perfect with no stirring needed. A painless way to make granola, and no burning when you forget to stir!

Additional Options:

If you like granola chunkier use only 8 cups oats.

The wetter the mixture the chunkier (add more banana)

Lots of sweetness from the bananas

Use dates – nothing refined, no brown sugar or oil

NOTE:

Have a good blender handy when you cook this way

Serves 6-8