Fast & Economical Granola

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Store-bought granola is crazy-expensive, and this recipe is not. I am also allergic to nuts and could never find a store-bought brand that didn't have almonds in it....so I made my own and haven't looked back. You can make this quickly, you can double/triple it, you can add anything you like to it...very versatile. Our kids love it with yogurt or even on ice cream. Get creative!

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3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey (liquid is best)
5 cups old fashioned oats (not instant)
1/2 cup dry milk powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

After cooking add: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, whatever else you can dream up, such as nuts, wheat germ, coconut, dates, flax seed...the sky is the limit!
Preheat oven to 375. Mix brown sugar, honey and oil in a small saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Set aside. In a large baking dish or roasting pan, combine all dry ingredients EXCEPT raisins, cranberries and extras. Pour sugar mixture over dry and mix well with a fork. Bake for 10-12 mins, stirring once, until oats are slightly golden. Remove from oven, add in dried fruit and stir. Let cool in pan and store in airtight container.
Nutritions

Calories
874

Sodium
43mg
1% DV

Fat
22g
34% DV

Protein
24g
49% DV

Carbs
146g
49% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV

Juicy, tender and flavorful Crock Pot Italian Beef is an easy dinner recipe that's perfect for busy days. Serve the shredded meat and pepperoncini on a hoagie roll with giardiniera and melted Provolone cheese for a classic Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich, or pair the roast beef with mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice for a cozy comfort food supper. You can't beat the convenience of an all-day slow cooker meal!

2 small onions
4 cloves garlic
3 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
2 T vegetable oil
14.5 oz beef broth
0.7 oz packet dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 T Worcestershire sauce
8 pepperoncini peppers
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  • Arrange the onions and garlic in the bottom of a slow cooker. Set aside.
  • Pat beef dry and season with kosher salt and black pepper on all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
389

Sodium
1839mg
76% DV

Fat
16g
25% DV

Protein
25g
50% DV

Carbs
37g
12% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV