I remember this one time, when I was like 7 years old, my mom called me a “granola girl”.
I had no idea what that meant, at the time.
But now I do…and I take a little pride in that title, haha
So come to find out, homemade granola is real good. Like SO much more flavor than the stuff from the store (surprise surprise). And it is really tasty on top of yogurt or ice cream.
Plus, this recipe was really fun to make with the WonderMix, because I got to use the flaker mill attachment to roll my own oats and wheat! (nerd status)
Honestly, I was very impressed with how well the flaker attachment worked on the WonderMix. It only took about 5 minutes to roll 10 cups of oats and 6 cups of wheat! I didn’t have any problems with it getting clogged or jammed. It was also fairly simple to assemble and disassemble.
I was curious to see if I could really tell any difference between the fresh rolled oats and wheat and the store bought rolled oats and wheat, so I bought some bulk from WinCo. I found that the freshly rolled oats and wheat LOOKED exactly the same as the store bought stuff. But the freshly rolled stuff TASTED so much better (the stuff from WinCO definitely had a stale flavor, compared to the fresh stuff).
- 10 c. rolled oats
- 1 Tbl. salt
- 6 c. rolled wheat
- 1 ½ c. corn oil
- 2 c. wheat germ
- ⅔ c. water
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 1 Tbl. vanilla
- 2 c. nuts or sesame seeds
- 2 c. coconut
- Using the flaker mill attachment, roll 10 c. oat groats and 6 c. wheat.
- Mix oats, wheat, wheat germ, brown sugar, nuts/sesame seeds and coconut together. Set aside. Mix salt, oil, water, vanilla together. Add to dry ingredient mixture.
- Bake at 300° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.