Homemade Granola

This is a terrific natural granola just perfect for topping yogurt or even ice cream.

3 cups of old fashioned oats

1 cup wheat germ (honey crunch or regular)

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup chopped nuts – your choice, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts…

3/4 cup cinnamon chips

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup each raisins* and chocolate or butterscotch chips

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together thoroughly except the raisins and chocolate chips. Spread on a baking sheet and bake in a 350F oven for approx. one hour, checking every 15 minutes or so to toss so that the granola toasts evenly.  Remove from oven and let stand to cool thoroughly.  Add the raisins and chocolate chips. Transfer to a tight fitting container only after thoroughly cooled.

*Dried cranberries can be added instead of the raisins if desired.