Here is the basic granola recipe I use. It is very simple and I add a variety of things to it to change the taste and texture. We eat it for breakfast with milk, pack it for lunch with yogurt, and eat it for a dessert.
4 Cups Old-Fashion Oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp of ground cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a saucepan mix brown sugar, honey, canola oil, and cinnamon. Heat to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Allow to sit a few minutes until the extract stops bubbling. In a separate bowl pour in your 4 cups of oats. Pour mixture over oats and mix thoroughly. Heat oven to 350 degrees F and take a medium sized baking sheet. Spread mixture in a thin layer over the baking sheet. Cook for 6 minutes. Take out of the oven flip the mixture over with a spatula and cook another 6 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Once completely cool add what you like. Some things I typically add are:
Also you could add:
Nuts (any variety) - my son is allergic to peanuts so we normally stay away from adding nuts
Enjoy. If you have another recipe I would love to see it.