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How to Make Easy, Delicious, Healthy, Cheap Granola (John Roemhild)

What you need:

Oats
Rice Krispies
Honey
Milk
Peanut Butter
Cinnamon
Brown Sugar
Raisins

Those of you who read one of my previous articles about a horrible cooking disaster will have discovered more than enough reasons not take any of my instructions on food. Fair enough. Those of you who haven’t read it should not read it and ignore what I just said.

Seriously though, this recipe is foolproof. Substitute almost any of these things for any other ingredients you think might taste good and you’ll be right. I’m not even giving you measurements besides general suggestions because it’s better if you guess and make it your own. The one and only thing you can do to mess this up is burn it. If you can manage not to burn it, you’ll have a winning breakfast/snack.

Directions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Put the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds or so. Mix in a little bit of milk and microwave it for another 20 seconds. This is just to get it to mix in better.
  • While you’re doing that, put a bunch of rice krispies in a big mixing bowl, and around 3/4ths as much oats, or just whatever combination of the two looks visually appealing to your eye. Throw in however much raisins (or craisins) you like, a little more cinnamon than you think you would need, a little less brown sugar than you think you would need, and mix in the peanut butter.
  • Then add honey until it all sticks together. Just dump a bunch in, mix it up to test it, and repeat as many times as you need to get it more or less cohesive.
  • Flatten the mix all out on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or so. Take it out and mix it up right on the sheet (just so the bottom doesn’t burn), and put it back in.
  • Keep checking and mixing in 10 minute increments. The total time it takes to bake varies greatly depending on how wet or dry the mix is and how much you’re making, but it will be a golden brown color. Trust your instinct.

And that’s it! It takes very little time, it tastes great, honey and oats are super healthy (even despite the sugar), and you can buy all the ingredients in bulk for next to nothing.

Also, try having this on yogurt with honey drizzled over it, or with milk in a bowl like a breakfast cereal. Everything works!

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