Saturday, March 24, 2012

homemade granola

Granola is so easy to make ~ and so much better than the stuff you get 
at the grocery store. For this recipe, I used:
3 c. old-fashioned oats
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts (I used 1/2 c. each of walnuts & pistachios)
1 c. snipped dried fruit (I used cranberries)

 Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
(I didn't have any parchment paper, so I used wax paper. Big mistake.
The oatmeal stuck to the wax paper in several places.)

Anyway...whisk together the oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla,
cinnamon, and salt. Pour over oats and toss well.
Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet ~ as shown below.

 Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes.
Let cool completely, then transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in nuts and fruit.

Store in a resealable bag or store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
I like to layer it with Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries for breakfast.



  1. It looks yummy! My daughter has been making her own granola ever since the summer she spent on a sustainable farm in West Virginia. They lived simply and grew almost everything they ate. What an amazing experience that was for her.

  2. Yum! I am going to give this a try. So many of the other recipes I've seen have called for so much oil that I didn't want to bother with them. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

  3. I've always meant to make my own granola, now I'm going to try this one, but add coconut. Do you ever mix up your own trail mix? We always do, and that way we get exactly what we like in it.


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