It’s been about 100 years since I’ve posted anything.
Life has been crazy and busy and there are a lot of changes going on around here…good changes. (We’ll leave it at that for now)
This granola came about because my 2 year old opened a can of sweetened condensed milk and I had to use it up! (When I came into the kitchen he had flipped open the easy open tab and was smearing it on his face 🙂 )
The recipe came from the Eagle Brand website and was originally meant to make granola bars. If you press the mixture firmly into a pan and bake until golden brown they’d make lovely granola bars but I was impatient and messed them up!
The possibilities for this recipe are endless!
3 cups oats (I used 2 cups rolled oats and 1 cup barley flakes)
1 cup nuts (I had peanuts and hazelnuts kicking around that I busted up in the food processor)
1 cup pepitas
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup raisins or currants
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or use a silpat sheet.
Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix the sweetened condensed milk with the salt and melted butter and stir into the dry ingredients.
Spread mixture on the baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes, stirring it up every so often.
Once granola has turned a light golden brown, turn the oven off and leave it overnight to dry out.
In the morning, break any large pieces up and keep in an air tight container.