Saturday, September 9, 2017

Delicious and Easy Homemade Granola

I love granola for breakfast, or as a tasty snack. I used to buy it until I discovered how inexpensive and simple it was to make it on your own.  I've tried several different recipes--using maple syrup, using honey, using brown sugar as the sweetener--along with various ingredients.  Here's my take on homemade granola...

Mix dry ingredients together:
3 cups oats (not instant)
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1/2 shredded coconut

Mix together ingredients to make sauce:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Drizzle sauce over dry mixture.  Combine well.  Lay flat on a parchment sheet covered baking tray.  Bake at 250 degrees, turning every 15 minutes for approximately 1hr. 15min. Allow to cool on the tray.  Mixture will harden after removing from oven.  Add 1 cup cranberries, raisins or craisins.  Allow to completely cool before storing in air-tight container. Granola should last 3-4 weeks.  (Though my family will usually eat it up within the week!)

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