Monday, April 22, 2013

Homemade Granola

My mom passed this granola recipe on to me.  I tried a few others that I wasn't crazy about before I settled on this one.  I like how this recipe has minimal oil and minimal unnatural sugars and then lots of healthy stuff added in.

Here's a few pictures.  This is a double batch.  We can eat a double batch very quickly around here.





And here's the recipe in case you want to try.  I admit, I'm partially putting these recipes on my blog so I can look them up on my computer without trying to find this crumpled up 4x6 card it's currently on :)

3 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups add-ins, chopped
(this could be whatever you have on hand... cherries, almonds, walnuts, pecans, raisins, apricots)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Wisk oil, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon
Pour over oats and add-ins and toss well.  Spread mixture on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

We usually serve it over yogurt for breakfast, but I prefer to eat it as cereal.  Or you can just eat it plain as a snack.  It's your granola.  Do whatever you want with it!

5 comments:

Angel said...

That's very similar to the recipe I use. Just made some last week. We love it too! You should try subbing melted butter for the oil next time. So much healthier for you. I do that with every recipe that has oil in it now. Love your new range! Happy Monday. Hope you have a great week Sarah! :)

Sarah said...

Good idea, Angel. I'll have to try that. I bet I'd like the flavor of the butter too :)

Angie said...

Yum Sarah! I'll have to try this. We make your soft pretzels all the time:) I totally do that, too. Blog or email myself recipes...or pin them.

Krista Sanders said...

Will have to try--- need to ask you if you like this better than Cameron's....

nikko said...

It looks great! I'll have to try it. (As I'm drooling over your oven...) ;o)