I’ve been making this granola for more than 25 years. John and the kids love it, and I’m pretty sure our grandkids will love it too, so I’m going to officially call it Grandee’s Granola.
8 cups of Old Fashioned Oatmeal. (not the quick kind)
3 very ripe bananas
6 ounces of canned pineapple juice concentrate
1/3 cup sugar
Raisins, almonds and banana chips are optional
*The pictures on this post show me making a double batch.
Pour the oatmeal into a flat roasting pan or cake pan about 2” deep
You can also add at this time if you want them to be toasted.
Blend the pineapple juice, sugar, and bananas.
Bake at 250° for 2-3 hours.
About every half hour take it out of the oven and stir with a metal spatula, breaking up the bigger clumps.
The granola will be done when it is completely dry to the touch.
Beware of sneaky fingers (as pictured above) that will tend to snitch “tastes” as the granola cools.
When the granola is cool, you can add raisins and banana chips.
You can also add the almonds at this point if you prefer them raw.
Stored in an airtight container, this granola will be good for months.