Oh my goodness where has this been all my life?!?
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 (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).
Flavors (add to warmed oil/honey mixture):
Nuts and Seeds:
shredded coconut (not sweetened)
Dried Fruit (add after baking):
Oh and the best way to eat it in my opinion? With home canned peaches and plain cream top yogurt.