Homemade Granola with almonds, cinnamon, honey and vanilla.
Homemade granola is so delicious and so much healthier than anything you can buy in the store. This recipe is super easy to make. It makes a large batch, and you can add just your favorite ingredients.
This recipe also has shredded coconut and flax seeds, but they just disappear and add a bit of taste and a ton of extra nutrients. You could add pecans, walnuts, dried cherries, dried apricots, raisins. The sky’s the limit!
Granola is so versatile. I love to eat it for breakfast sprinkled over a bowl of yogurt with fresh raspberries or blueberries. During the school year I take a small container and eat it with yogurt for a quick snack. You could just add milk for a bowl of cereal.
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Homemade Granola with almonds, honey and vanilla.
In a large bowl, mix oats, coconut, almonds and flax seeds.
In another bowl, mix oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. If honey is too thick, place bowl into microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until well incorporated.
Bowl honey mixture over oat mixture. Stir until oat mixture is coated with honey mixture.
Divide in two parts. Spread each part onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread evenly over baking sheet.
Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and lightly stir granola moving outside pieces to the center. Spread evenly across baking sheet again. Return to oven, rotating location of baking sheets.
Bake for an additional 8 minutes. Keep a close eye on granola. It can burn quickly.
When granola is lightly browned, remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet.
After granola has cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
To add dried fruit, cut fruit into small pieces. Add to granola once granola has been cooked and cooled.