"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing..." -Helen Keller
 
Cereal, cereal, cereal. It's on the top 5 list of things I miss from my former life.

Granola isn't exactly the same as a nice, big bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats or Honey Nut Cheerios, but it is a step closer to my favorite breakfast food.
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This is orange sesame granola.

Ingredients:
5 1/2 cups of oats
1/2 c. sesame seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. lemon juice
1/2 c. orange juice

I combined the last 5 ingredients in a saucepan and heated them over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly until the sugar was dissolved and everything had blended together.

Then I poured the mixture over the oats and sesame seeds and stirred together, finally pouring all of it onto a cookie sheet. I baked this for 20-30 minutes (I can't remember exactly) at around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, stirring it every 5-10 minutes to prevent burning. After I pulled it out of the oven, I returned to stir it every 3-4 minutes as it cooled so it wouldn't harden into one large sheet on the cookie sheet.

 


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