Granola Cereal

2 c regular Quaker Oats
1/2 c sweetened, flake coconut
1/2 c nuts, coarsely chopped (I like pecans, but use what you like or leave them out)
1/2 c pure maple syrup (you could use honey, but I don't like it as much.)
1/3 c olive oil

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Combine everything except the oil & syrup, then mix well until it is homogeneous.
  3. Mix the honey & oil together then pour over the dry mix; stir well to coat.
  4. Pour evenly into your biggest pan (13x9 is fine) & bake for 30-35 min stirring about halfway through.
  5. Remove from oven & *immediately* pour out onto parchment paper or greased foil & let cool.
  6. Let cool, break into clumps, & store. This mix should keep for about 2 weeks (if it isn't eaten in the first day!)

*Cook's Note: It's really important to get the mixture out of your pan while it is hot. Otherwise it forms a hard, concrete-like substance that has to be carefully chipped from your pan because the cooked syrup forms an impenetrable, water-proof seal.*