Recipe of the Week - Granola

Every since childhood, I've loved my mom's granola recipe. As far as I can remember, she only made it occasionally. The time I remember most vividly was when we spent time at the lake with some family friends. My mom made a giant batch and I ate it all weekend. When I came home from the hospital after my second c-section, we lived in a house with horrible air conditioning and one of the very few things that sounded good those hot summer weeks was my mom's granola. I ate it every morning for breakfast and every night over really good vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

And now I here I am pregnant again and once again one of the few things that sounds good is my mom's granola. We have been making up batches of this and eating it for breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc. My kiddos love it and so do I. Hope you all enjoy! (P.S. It really is amazing over ice cream.) Granola Tray Granola Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Combine in large bowl: 2 c. whole wheat flour 6 c. rolled oats (I use instant oatmeal.) 1 c. coconut 1 c. wheat germ

Blend together: 1/2 c. water 1 c. vegetable oil 1 c. honey or corn syrup 2 t. vanilla 1 T. salt

Add blended liquids to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread mixture out on 2 greased cookie sheets and bake 1 hour or until dry and golden. Store in covered containers.