It’s ubereasy to make – throw it together right before bed and it’s ready in the morning. We all love it with yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast, and it stores well in the pantry. It also makes a great snack when you just grab a handful. I’ve been making this for a couple years, so I don’t know who provided the original recipe… but I’d like to give a shout-out to whoever did!
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil (I use Canola)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
7 cups oats — I use a mix of 5 cups old fashioned and 2 cups spelt, and usually a bit of flax
1.Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil.
2.Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.
3.Pour over oats in a large bowl. Stir until well coated.
4.Spread oats in a well greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
5.Take out and stir.
6.Return pan to oven. Turn oven off.
7.Go to bed. Wake up to a delicious, cinnamon-y sent wafting through your kitchen!
You can also add pecans, almonds before baking, but our boys decided they don’t like nuts anymore, so we just stick with the oats and spelt for now. 😦 Maybe if I pulverised them in the food processor, I could sneak them in.
A single batch will store in three 1L mason jars. I need to start making triple batches as we go through it way too often to waste time on singles.