I promised you another recipe for granola with a bit of a different texture and I shall provide! This is a recipe from a college student and her mom where my mom lives. The texture is so light. To me, it is the perfect granola!!! Now, I must admit that I have tried to make this several times. The first two times, I had been given the wrong amount of oil...this made a very dry granola (though it was still good and I still ate it!). The last two times I made it, I cooked it a bit too long, so there were parts that were burnt...but it was still good and I still ate it! The recipe makes a LOT of granola. So, either make it and share, cut the recipe in half, or make the whole thing for yourself and enjoy it.
2/3 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
9 cups oats (1/2 quick,, ½ regular)
2 cups shredded coconut (I have used a decreased amount and omitted before)
1 cup wheat germ, rye flour, or whole wheat flour (I've used 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 wheat germ)
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Blend together oil, honey, and vanilla. In a LARGE bowl, stir together oats, coconut, flour/germ, and nuts.
Blend honey mixture in bowl of oats. Spread granola mix on 3 or 4 baking pans. Bake at 300 until golden and toasty, stirring every 20 minutes. (about 3 cycles) Remove from oven and cool in pan.
Variations: Add seeds, different proportions of oats:flour. Use cinnamon different oils or butter. Cinnamon is very good addition! If you add dried fruit, add this AFTER baking!