Make your own homemade granola and save money, plus control what goes into it!
My husband LOVES granola. I grew up with my mom making homemade granola, and when I got married I was aghast at the price of granola! It’s outrageous! So I asked my mom for her recipe. I’ve made some changes to the recipe through the years, but that’s the awesome thing about it– it’s very fail-proof. If you have different taste than me, you can change things up, and you’ll still get a great outcome!
I always make twice the recipe, but I don’t double it. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I make the complete recipe on 2 different cookie sheets, but bake them at the same time. I’ve found that actually doubling the recipe, and then trying to split it between 2 pans can turn out in some oats that aren’t coated in the oil and honey.
Preheat the oven to 300°.
On each cookie sheet mix (don’t worry about mixing this really well):
4 cups of Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups of Nuts (sliced Almonds, chopped Pecans or Walnuts, whatever you like)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
|I used 1 1/2 cups Pecans in the pan on the left, and 1 1/2 cups Walnuts on the right|
Then, in a small pan mix together:
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Honey
Cook over low heat. You just want it to melt the honey, so it only takes a couple of minutes.
Once the honey has melted, add
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Try to mix these together, but know that they separate. So you’ll want to quickly whisk them together (just with a spoon or spatula) and then pour them over one of the Oat Mixtures.
- 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 cups Nuts (sliced Almonds, chopped Pecans or Walnuts, whatever you like)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Oil
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 300°.
- On a cookie sheet mix oats, nuts, salt, cinnamon and brown sugar.
- In a small pan mix together oil and honey.
- Cook over low heat. You just want it to melt the honey, so it only takes a couple of minutes.
- Once the honey has melted, add vanilla.
- Try to mix these together, but know that they separate. So you'll want to quickly whisk them together (just with a spoon or spatula) and then pour them over the oat mixture.
- Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take it out and mix it really well. Focus on pulling the edges in to incorporate the honey & oil mixture thoroughly. Then push the oats back down sort of flat.
- Bake for another 10 minutes, mix again, and put back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
- So after a total of 40 minutes of baking, take the pan out and let cool.
- Store in a container, and add dried fruit, yogurt, etc to each serving.
So… how do you like your granola? What are your favorite nuts, fruits, etc. to put in it?
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