Granola and Granola Bars 

A simple to mix basic huge recipe. And additions to make into granola bars which are shelf-stable.

~Bars
In saucepan mix together and bring to a simmer to fully combine:
24 oz honey or maple
16 oz nut butter
15 oz oil
1 t salt

In very large bowl measure:
56 oz (16 c) rolled oats
1 lb chopped or slivered nuts

Stir warm sticky mixture into oat mixture.

Press gently but firmly into 1 large (2/3) well oiled sheet pan. Maybe use the silpat even though it doesn't fit to the edges. Oil that too.

Bake at convection bake 300* 30-45 minutes until golden brown but not too done or they will crumble.

~More with Less adds an egg and milk to make granola bars stick together. Lets try the nut butter first.
In very large bowl measure:
56 oz (16 c) rolled oats

In saucepan mix together and bring to a simmer to fully combine:
24 oz honey
15 oz (2 c) coconut oil, OR sunflower oil
1 t salt

OR
Mix togetherand bring to a simmer to fully combine:
22 oz pure maple syrup
15 oz (2 c) coconut oil, OR sunflower oil
1 t salt

~Optional things to stir in now:
VANILLA
or cinnamon
nuts
unsweetened coconut flakes

Mix well and bake on two large (2/3 size) baking sheets at convection bake 300* 60 minutes until dried, crunchy and lightly browned. Stir edges to center as necessary.

Add dried fruits just as it is finishing while you can stir it easily before it forms its chunks.

Cool undisturbed to keep larger chunks. We all love those!

~I think you could also moisten the oats with milk and a bit of yogurt the night before. This might unravel some of the complex carbohydrates, making the oats themselves sweeter.

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