Homemade granola is amazing for many reasons: it's delicious, it's incredibly easy to make, it can be really healthy, it's usually very cost effective, it makes your home smell amazing, and it's really satisfying to be able to bypass the cereal aisle because those boxes don't stand up against your granola. I make granola almost every weekend so that we have it for the week. It's amazing. This recipe can be modified to accommodate what you have on hand or what you think sounds delicious.
You should try it. You won't be disappointed.
- 3 cups rolled oats: I don't recommend quick cook oats, but if that's what you have, they work
- 1 cup nuts: I prefer raw, mixed nuts (you can use seeds too)
- 1/2 cup sweetener: maple syrup, honey or agave
- 1/4 cup oil: I love coconut oil, but peanut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, etc. they'll all work
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg white: only use if you want to replace about 4 tbsp of the oil
- Any spices you like: I like to use cinnamon, vanilla, cardamon
- Dried fruit: I like raisins, dried pineapple, anything will work
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. In one large bowl mix oats, nuts/seeds, salt, spices.
3. Add oil/egg whites and sweetener.
4. Stir well.
5. Spread out on a baking sheet.
6. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir after 30 minutes. It will be done when the granola looks toasty brown.
7. Mix in the dried fruit.