The first set of ingredients left in the bowl overnight (covered) on the counter to soak...
One of the pans of baked oatmeal just coming out of the oven...yum!
**One little tip here: Do you see that the pan is lined with parchment paper? This is a great "pan-saver" and you don't have to grease anything!**
Crumbled up and going back into the oven to dry out...this will be our granola!
These recipes are so yummy and so good for you! I have recently been exposed to a new way of thinking in this area. Or is it really an "old" way?
Soaking grains is an important step in their preparation which assists our bodies in benefitting from their nutritional value.
I make a double batch of the baked oatmeal to have enough left over to make the granola. If you only make one batch, the entire recipe listed would go into one pan. Please free to ask if you have questions. I have found that to implement this "new way" of doing things only a little advance preparation is required. Enjoy!
BTW...you can, of course, add whatever you like to your granola! We enjoy it with dried cranberries and raisins.