7.10.2012

Homemade Granola


People. Let's just face it. Every so often you've just gotta make something healthy. Or semi-healthy. Or just plain sugary like cake batter bark for example. Although the sugary recipes that I make far outnumber the amount of healthy things. Whoops. I'm hoping to change that…

Anyways.

Granola is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast after a morning workout. A yummy, healthy, and filling treat, with some bananas on top? Oh yum.

It's been on my list of things to make {along with like a gazillion other things.} for a long time! So when I saw this recipe from Yammie I decided to give it a shot, adjusting it just a little.

I just love how adaptable granola is! You can use a variety of nuts, dried fruit, and spices. I'm already thinking of different combinations for next time. I made mine with walnuts, a little but of sunflower seeds, cashews, and dried cranberries.

But it's a free country. So do as you wish.

I  hate to say it, but I hardly measured my ingredients. Times like this are when you can get away with such horrible crimes… But if you're a Measuring Natzi, go ahead and measure, if it helps you sleep at night.

You can eat the granola for breakfast {or lunch. or dinner. or dessert.}  with some yogurt, fruit, on top of cereal, oatmeal, or… Just eat it the good 'ol fashioned way- with milk.



Homemade Granola

2 1/2 cups rolled oats 
1 cup nuts, roughly chopped {I used walnuts, cashews, and sunflower seeds}
1 cup dried fruit {I used cranberries}
1 tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
  
Mix it all together. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 1 hour at 250º, stirring every 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container.


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6 comments:

  1. I'm a (newly) big fan of granola--I'm going to have to try to make some instead of buying the boxes each week. I love mine with yogurt and berries... such an easy and healthy breakfast :)

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  4. I totally just made coconut cranberry granola this week. Great minds. ;)

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