"Safe" Stovetop Granola
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (whole oats)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-2 T wheat germ (optional)
- 1-2 T flax seed meal (optional)
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oats and stir until they start browning and getting crisp, about 5 minutes. Towards the end of cooking time, add wheat germ and flax seed meal (Be careful not to burn oats! It happens quickly!) Remove from heat and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.
Melt the butter in the same pan over medium heat. Stir in the honey and brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Return the oats to the pan. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes or so. Pour out onto the cookie sheet and spread to cool.
Once cool, transfer to an airtight container. You can also add dried fruit (raisins, Craisins, etc) at this time, too.