Homemade granola. Simple real food.

Homemade Granola

Oh my goodness where has this been all my life?!?

Seriously.

Homemade granola. Simple real food.

Ages ago I feel in love with a breakfast dish at the Glenwood restaurant. It was simple- granola, fruit, plain yogurt. And it was $8. After ordering it many many times I struck on the brilliant idea of making it at home. I am slow sometime- cut me some slack.

Since I have been trying to phase processed food out of our diets I have been searching for a granola that didn’t use a refined oil or sugar. There is none to be found. Finally I decided to make my own granola. I have no idea why it took me so long to make my own. It is ridiculously easy and incredibly tasty. The best part? Much like the previous post this recipe is completely customizable. Add and subtract from it to your hearts content.

I have eaten this multiple times a day since I have made it. Official permanent pantry staple.

Homemade granola. Simple real food.

Homemade Granola (makes about 5 cups)

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup honey
4 tbs coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt coconut oil and honey together in a pan till just warm. In a big bowl mix oats, almonds, salt, and any other ingredients of your choice (see list below). Add honey/oil mixture to oats mixture. Stir to combine. Pour out on to a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minute; remove from oven and stir. Return pan to the oven and remove and stir every 5 minutes till the oats are golden brown (somewhere between 20-25 minutes total).

Homemade granola. Simple real food.

Additions:

Flavors (add to warmed oil/honey mixture):
vanilla bean/extract
cinnamon
cardamom
orange zest
lemon zest
cocoa powder

Nuts and Seeds:
shredded coconut (not sweetened)
pecans
cashews
brazil nuts
walnuts
hazelnuts
macadamia nuts
pistachios
pumpkin seeds
sesame seeds
sunflower seeds

Dried Fruit (add after baking):
dates
figs
cranberries
raisins
cherries
apricots

Homemade granola. Simple real food.

Oh and the best way to eat it in my opinion? With home canned peaches and plain cream top yogurt.

6 thoughts on “Homemade Granola”

  1. I have been making my own too. Sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, and cashew chunks is my favorite mix. I add maple syrup and olive oil. I haven’t yet mastered the time and temp. It has been getting overly done. Plan to reduce the temp next time. Have you made your own yogurt yet?

    1. Sounds delish! The first batch I made was great. The second was overcooked 🙁 I haven’t made my own yogurt yet but have made my own cheese. We should have a mozzarella pulling party soon!

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