Granola is a perfect foundation food.
If you’ve got some in the house, you’ve probably got other things that will go well with it. With milk and raisins you’ve got cereal. With yogurt you’ve got a parfait. With nuts, dried fruit, seeds, and/or chocolate chips you’ve got a bowl full of yum, and a good source of energy to boot.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
5 cups oats, or 4 cups oats and 1 cup nut of choice
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup maple syrup
4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pinches salt
Mix the ingredients in the order listed, stirring til well combined.
Spread in a thin layer on two silpat, parchment, or tin foil-lined baking sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes, then stir it around a bit.
Bake for another 15 minutes and stir again.
Bake 10 more minutes, and you’re done.
Store in an airtight container.