For our most recent batch, I used oats, dry milk, ground almonds and coconut mixed with honey and cranberries (YUMMY)
Basic Dry Cereal Formula
- Preheat oven to 300.
- Combine in large bowl: 7 cups dry ingredients, including at least 2-3 cups rolled oats, plus other grains and nuts as desired: wheat germ, whole wheat flour, wheat bran, wheat grits, cornmeal, soy flour, grits, roasted beans, grape nuts, uncooked cereals (Ralston, Wheatena, etc.) sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, roasted fresh grated or dried coconut, dry milk solids, chopped nuts, spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.
- Combine separately and pour over dry ingredients: 1 cup liquids, including as desired: honey, syrup molasses, brown sugar (use 2 T. water with 1/2 cup sugar) oil, melted margarine, peanut butter, milk or cream
- Bake in large greased baking pans 30-60 minutes, stirring often. Do not overbrown. Crunchiness depends on proportions and baking time. For a chunkier cereal, allow to cool undisturbed then break into pieces.
- Add when cool, as desired: raisins chopped dates dried apples apricots other fruits
Also, this recipe can be done in a slow cooker. Here's an OLD link of us making another granola recipe in a slow cooker: