How to Make Batch of Basic Granola for Only $0.98

Eat this granola in a bowl with milk, with yogurt and fruit, or by itself! This batch costs $0.98 cents!

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How to Make Batch of Basic Granola for Only $0.98 Recipe
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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

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Measure out 4 cups of dry oats. Use any kind of oats. The difference is only texture and cooking time.  As long as they are dry.

Measure out 4 cups of dry oats. Use any kind of oats. The difference is only texture and cooking time. As long as they are dry.

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1 cup brown sugar.

1 cup brown sugar.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Like this.

Like this.

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In separate bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.

In separate bowl, melt 1/2 cup butter.

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Like so. I used the microwave.

Like so. I used the microwave.

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Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to butter.

Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to butter.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Add to oats mix.

Add to oats mix.

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Pour onto cookie sheet. It's nice if sheet has sides to contain the mix.

Pour onto cookie sheet. It's nice if sheet has sides to contain the mix.

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Spread out.  Place in preheated 300 degree oven. The goal is to dry them again.

Spread out. Place in preheated 300 degree oven. The goal is to dry them again.

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After 15 min. Turn, spread out again, back in oven.

After 15 min. Turn, spread out again, back in oven.

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15 min more it's starting to turn into 'bark'. Break apart, turn and back in.

15 min more it's starting to turn into 'bark'. Break apart, turn and back in.

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Keep checking each 15 min till dry again. May have formed these nuggets that will stay crunchy in milk. Yum!

Keep checking each 15 min till dry again. May have formed these nuggets that will stay crunchy in milk. Yum!

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Allow to cool. I placed mine on some wax paper in a pan.

Allow to cool. I placed mine on some wax paper in a pan.

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When cool, place in air tight container. I love these containers from Wal-Mart!

When cool, place in air tight container. I love these containers from Wal-Mart!

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My children like granola with milk for a quick breakfast before school. Enjoy!

My children like granola with milk for a quick breakfast before school. Enjoy!

Ingredients

6 Cups Dry Oats 
1 Cup Brown Sugar 
½ Cups Melted Butter 
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) 
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