I have been wanting to make Granola at home for a while now and I finally found a recipe that I could adjust so it would not have a ton of calories per serving. I adjusted this recipe (which looks delicious, but I could not consume it everyday).
My Version of Cinnamon Crunch Granola
8 Cups Rolled Oats .80
2 T Cinnamon
2 cups flaked Coconut (I used sweetened) .50
1/2 chopped Pecans .75 (guess - I buy a huge bag at Costco)
1 and 1/4 Cups Grape Nuts Cereal - I used Aldi's Nutty Nuggets (.20 - on sale for .89/box)
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C water
1/4 C Vegetable Oil
1/2 C Apple Juice
2 t vanilla
The brown sugar I buy in a huge bag at Costco, the Apple juice we have tons of and a lot of it was close to free, the veggie oil was close to free on a Buy _ Get _ sale at Jewel - So I am not going to add in the cost of those items.
For 12 cups of granola - or approx 24 - 1/2 Cup Servings, the total is $2.25 - not spectacular for cereal, but for cereal I know what is in it, I think its great!
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