I just purchased a large amount of organic rolled oats and I wanted to make a batch of some yummy granola but I just was having a hard time finding something that appeals to all of my family. Some of us likes nuts, others don't. Some of us love coconut, others tolerate it. Some of us enjoy raisins while others avoid them. Concluding that with all of these differences, we can add what each individual one likes by providing a favorable and healthy basic granola, I forged ahead with creating my own recipe that I know our family will absolutely LOVE… and so will yours!
8 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/4 cup of olive oil (any oil will do) or butter (our family likes butter best)
1/4 cup of brown rice syrup (corn syrup is an option)
2 tbs of maple flavoring (like the syrup isn't enough, right!)
a dash of cinnamon
In a large bowl, mix the oats with the seeds and set aside. In a saucepan, add the oil or butter, syrups, flavoring and cinnamon stirring on medium heat until it comes to a boil. Let boil for about 2-3 minutes. Pour the liquid onto of the mixed oats and seeds, thoroughly coating all of it before placing it on a large greased baking pan or two.
Back for 20 minutes, stirring at 10 minutes. Let completely cool and store in airtight container.