1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup butter (I used organic sweet cream butter)
1/2 cup almonds, crushed (I used pecans from my Grandmother-In-Law's trees)
First melt the butter in a 3 quart sauce pan over medium heat. Check out the deal I got in the fall on organic butter! This was for four sticks! It was nearing expiration, so I stocked up and put them in the freezer.
Add the honey and salt. Heat the honey briefly with the butter.
Add the oatmeal and pecans. Stir it up nicely. It smells really good.
Turn the mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet, the kind with shallow sides; a large 9″ by 13″ pan works well too. Spread the granola out evenly and bake it at 375 degrees for 10-20 minutes. It should be a toasty brown. Why yes, my oven is incredibly clean!! How sweet of you to notice!(I just cleaned it on Tuesday...you shoulda seen it on Monday! ;-)
Now remove it from the oven and allow it to cool and crisp up right there in the pan. Store it in a half gallon mason jar.
This will be yummy with some milk and sprinkled on yogurt...or on fresh fruit...or over homemade vanilla ice cream...or....