My Granola Recipe
4 c. freshly rolled oats (or you could just use pre-rolled)
2 c. combination of water & kombucha, yogurt, kefir, lemon juice, or vinegar (maybe I should be more picky about how much of each, but I'm not... I shoot for at least 2 T. of the souring liquid, but usually more)
1-2 T. of whole wheat flour (I usually don't measure, I just put in a "splash"... aren't I so exacting?!)
Mix these together 12-24 hours before you want to make it. The mixture should be somewhat dry... as in, no additional liquid sitting around at the end of that soak period.
Then, mix together with the above....
1/2 c. molasses
1/2 c. real maple syrup
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
3 scoops of stevia powder (If you don't have this, you could add a smidge more sweetener)
1 t. salt
1 1/2 t. cinnamon (or more if you desire)
2/3 c. ground flax seed (I have started leaving this out... if flax does not give you gastro-intestinal distress, then you could go ahead and add it in.)
Grease two 11x17 pans and pour mixture evenly between two pans. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until it looks "set" on top and no longer glossy. At this point, I pull the pans out and break up the mixture into clumps, then return the pans to the oven and continue stirring and un-clumping periodically. To be honest, I have no idea how long I do this for... maybe 30-40 more minutes? I go by intuition and feel. And then I turn off oven and leave the pans in there for several hours or overnight to get hard and crunchy.
When the pans have cooled I put the mixture in a bag and add some raisins... maybe 1-2 cups? Again, I go by feel. ALSO, I add shredded coconut, about 1 c. If coconut isn't your thing, you can leave it out.
And that's how I make granola!