_ Heat oven to 300 degrees
2 cups of rolled grain -half old fashioned, not quick cooking oats - then a mix of rye, barley and quinoa - your choice - just make sure you use all rolled grain
1/2 cup nuts and seeds - your choice, pumpkin seeds, pecans, sliced almonds, sesame seeds etc.
2/3 cup maple syrup - less if you want it less sweet
4 tabs of butter - melted
dash of salt if you want
Mix together and spread in a 9x13 or a 13x17 pan
Roast @ 30 minutes stirring it every 5 to 10 minutes.
Roast more or less depending on how dark you want it
When it is getting close to done add 1/2 to 3/4 cup dried fruit - a mix of raisins, light and dark, cranberries, currents etc. - what ever kind of fruit you want.
If your fruit is really dry you may soak it in some of the maple syrup before adding it.
Add the fruit during the last 5 to 10 minutes of roasting.
Cool in the pan - stirring occasionally.
Store in a glass jar -
Feel free to play with this until you find a version you like.
Try Coconut, different fruits and nuts and seeds and grains.
Add spices like Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger etc.
Roast it longer and darker and crunchier - or less - you decide.
You can use oils instead of butter etc. etc.
Try making up a bowl of yogurt with granola on top in the evening and put it in the refrigerator overnight and the grains will be soft and sweet in the morning for an instant breakfast.