So, you like granola. Well, no need to buy it anymore, just make it at home! It’s really simple, tasty, probably cheaper and makes your whole home smell heavenly! This granola recipe is sweet, savory and nutty, and makes enough granola to last awhile (which makes it more worth your time to whip up your own homemade batch). Eat it solo or pair it along with some Greek yogurt or almond milk, and you have a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack.
There are many combinations of granola you can make, so don’t fret if you don’t have some of these ingredients. Find what suits your taste and adjust to your liking – any substitutes will do! Add as many nuts, spices and/or dried fruits as you want, like pecans, walnuts, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds or even chocolate chips! The list goes on and on, which makes granola a fun and flavorful homemade recipe.
Mix dry ingredients:
- 3 cups quick oats or old fashioned oats
- 2 cups almonds (whole or slivered)
- 2 cups pistachios
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix wet ingredients:
- ½ cup of hemp oil (or coconut oil or canola oil)
- ½ cup of honey (or ¼ cup of honey and ¼ cup of real maple syrup)
1) Pour oil and honey mixture over dry mixture in a bowl and stir until all is wet.
2) Pour onto a large, pan sprayed baking sheet (or baking sheet with parchment paper). Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Take out and turn granola over. Put back in at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Let it cool completely.
3) Once cooled, break up granola and store in air tight container. Add dry fruit. Dried apricots, cranberries and dates were added to this recipe.