Sunday, February 9, 2014

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

I've been making homemade granola for over 6 months and there is nothing boxed or bagged that compares to it. Honestly. With each time that I make it, I add something different and take away a little more sugar. I have finally come up with a concoction that uses much less sugar and a lot more healthier options. I'm almost convinced that I could probably eliminate the brown sugar all together and it would still taste as great. Almost. I have not ventured that way just yet, but I'll let you know when I do try it what I think. For now though, I've been able to cut it in half and I have not noticed a difference from the first time making it.

Also, I used to serve it with organic vanilla yogurt and variety of fruit to the kids, but when Andrew accidentally purchased the plain kind and I was forced to use that? I truthfully preferred it over the vanilla. Not to mention it had half the amount of sugar in it. Win-Win!


4 Cups of Old fashioned oats
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup crushed walnuts {sometimes I use a cup}
1/3 cup of flax seeds {sometimes I throw in more}

1/4 cup honey {I actually fill it up only 75%}
1/4 cup of coconut oil {just preference in oil, I've used extra virgin and it tastes the same}
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 Cup dried cranberries {or any dried food of preference}


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees

2. Mix the first set of ingredients in large bowl {oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nuts, and flax seed}

3. Then heat the next 3 ingredients in a pot over medium just for a few seconds until you see it bubbling.

4. Put the liquid mixture in with the dry, mix it together thoroughly and then place in a 9x13 baking dish.

5. Cook for 40 minutes, and every 10 minutes make sure to mix the mixture. In the last 5 minutes add the cranberries.

6. Let cool briefly, then serve with yogurt and fruit! Store in a tight seal bag or container in the pantry for 1-2 weeks! {Ours never last longer than a week}.

Makes 14+ servings {depending on how obsessed you are... we are pretty obsessed over here!}

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