Too many granolas are complicated and full of expensive ingredients. I chose some of the cheapest ingredients to make this simple, tasty granola that doesn’t cost a fortune. I based my recipe for crunchy honey almond granola on the Quaker brand I like from the store.
Preheat the oven to 250 and place a piece of parchment paper or foil on a cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together:
2 c. oats
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. almonds (sliced or slivered)
2 T. oil
Bake at 250 for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let the granola cool on the cookie sheet. Break it into clusters before storing in an airtight container. I like to eat honey almond granola with slightly thawed frozen fruit (30 seconds in the microwave).