4 C quick oats
2 C rice krispies or other lightly crushed cereal
1/2 C brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon1/2 C honey or maple syrup**
1/3 C oil
1/3 C water
1 tsp vanilla
optional add ins like dried fruit or nuts
In a large bowl mix the oats, crushed cereal, brown sugar, and cinnamon. In a small bowl mix the honey, oil, water, and vanilla well and then pour over the cereal mixture. Stir gently to coat and pour onto parchment lined sheet pan.
Bake at 300F for 30 min, if you are adding nuts add them now and stir and bake for another 15 min. You might have to adjust the time depending on your oven so keep an eye on it! Allow it to cool, add other add ins and then transfer it into a storage container.
If you like clumps in your granola crush the extra cereal more finely and don't stir it too much while in the oven.
I've been making this with homemade maple syrup with great results.
**Maple syrup recipe
2 C sugar
1 C water
1 tsp maple flavoring
Mix all the ingredients in a small pot on medium and stir until sugar has dissolved. Allow it to cool and then store it in a jar. It will make approximately a pint of syrup.