When I think of homemade granola, I think of my daddy. It is only on the rarest of occasions that he can be found eating something other than granola for breakfast.
It is a passenger on road trips.
It takes many a plane ride.
You get the idea — where my dad goes, a bag of granola goes with him. He has been making, baking — and at one point even selling his granola at a local food coop in exchange for a membership! — and eating this granola for years. In fact, not sure who named it, but it’s been dubbed Jeff’s Famous Granola. I get emails all the time from people asking for the recipe — especially friends from high school who tried it and have recently wanted to make it themselves!
I tried said granola and quickly became hooked when I was in middle/high school. The only problem? The extra–and in my opinion, unnecessary, stuff he always added. Cashews, sunflower seeds, craisins — no thanks.
So I asked him if I could make a batch of my own. Next thing I know, I had my own recipe with the steps to make the perfect batch of my kind of granola — Meghan’s Famous Granola.
I have a photo of the recipe card somewhere….I will find it one of these days. :)
Since that recipe, both my dad and I have changed our “add-ins” quite a bit — he still adds stuff that makes me go blech, but that’s just me. I’ve gut gluten, so the wheat products are out, and I’ve gotten a little less picky, so things like sliced almonds are in.
Have fun experimenting — happy granola making adventures! #iamsuchadork
Dad's Famous Granola
- 12 cups rolled oats not quick oats
- 1 cup buckwheat groats
- 1 cup red quinoa [dry]
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup freshly ground flax seed
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 2 cups raisins
- 4-6 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 225.
- Mix dry ingredients together in large metal bowl.
- In a microwave safe measuring cup, measure out liquids. Heat up oil and honey until you're able to mix well.
- Pour honey and oil mixture over dry ingredients and work liquid into all dry ingredients. Be sure to incorporate all dry ingredients -- there is often stuff hiding out at the bottom if you're not careful.
- Place bowl of granola in oven and bake for 90 minutes. Serving size: 1/3-1/2 cup.