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Hi Design Mom! A few months back you mentioned your husband made homemade granola every Sunday. I would love a good granola recipe. Would you mind sharing? Thanks! — Angie Potter

Design Mom Answer:
I’d love to share, Angie. Thanks for asking. Here’s Ben Blair’s recipe. (It can be halved.)

Ingredients:
-4 cups rolled oats (not quick)
-1/2 cup slivered almonds
-1/2 cup sunflower seeds (no shells)
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
-1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
-1/2 cup pepitas
Note: Ben uses any combination of the listed seeds and nuts (depending what we have in our cupboard) to equal approx. 3 cups.
-1 cup honey (sometimes a honey/maple syrup combo if we’re low on honey)
-1/2 cup canola oil
-1 cup raisins

Directions:
Put all the ingredients except the honey, oil and raisins in a big bowl and stir them together. In a separate bowl, stir together the oil and honey. Then add the oil-honey mixture to the rest of the ingredients (except the raisins) and stir till everything is coated. Spread mixture onto two greased cookie sheets and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir the mixture after 20 minutes of cooking.

After it’s done cooking, spread the granola onto two pieces of tin foil, then mix in the raisins while it’s hot. Let it cool and then break it into clumps. We store ours in a big rubbermaid container, but you can also store it in freezer bags and save it for later.

Here’s another great granola recipe from Stephmodo (pictured above).

What about you, Dear Readers? Do you like granola? Do you have a favorite recipe?