Does anyone have a nice recipe for this? Plus does anyone use their own or oat groats? I'm thinking it maybe needs to be made with rolled oats and the ones available in stores have apparently been rolled and split by steel rollers so that the groat is now effectively sliced and therefore digestible without a soaking (like porridge needs).
I make my own granola that I use as breakfast cereal, but I don’t have an exact recipe for it. You could use the wet ingredients from the link with any mixture of dry ingredients and make bars.
Mix the dry ingredients- any combination of:
Rolled oats (which is what I can easily get in the city)
Peanuts, but their taste may overwhelm everything else.
Crushed wheat bran flakes; breakfast cereal may be cheaper than wheat bran or wheat germ
Crushed corn flakes; an inexpensive way to add bulk and fiber
You can add dried fruit (I don’t because I don’t want my granola to be too sweet and I generally do not dried fruit)
Mix the dry ingredients together and toast in a low oven. Watch closely since there is a fine line between toasted and burned.
If you don’t want to make bars simply mix water with either honey, molasses or corn syrup and bring to a boil. Add vanilla extract. Cover the toasted dry mix with the liquid mix and return to the oven to dry out. Some clumps may form, but you can easily break them apart.
Check out my Grainless Granola recipe. It uses seeds, nuts, and fruit. Very healthy. I also soak the nuts and seeds over night to remove some of the phytic acid. I added honey but it really does not need it. I also use a dehydrator, (making it a raw food) I suppose you can use an oven as well.