I've been experimenting with making granola. It's so much less expensive than buying good, organic granola and it's not hard and smells super yummy baking. Here is some that came out pretty yummy. It's a good basic recipe that I started with from a magazine and then tweaked to make it more tasty. In case you want to try it here is the recipe.
3/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tspn. cinnamon
1/4 tspn. nutmeg
1 Tblspn. vanilla extract
dash of salt
4 cups rolled or old fashioned oats
1 cup slivered or roughly chopped raw almonds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup each of rasins and cranberries
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt in a very large bowl. Add the oats, almonds and sunflower seeds. Toss to coat evenly. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and spread half the mixture on it in an even layer. Bake for 15 min. stir and bake for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and place hot granola in a bowl to cool. Bake the second half of the mixture the same way. Once granola has cooled add rasins and cranberries. Toss. Eat and enjoy!