Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Homemade Granola

After complaining about how expensive the natural granola is at the store, I finally got around to making my own! I made this easy, crunchy granola the other night to sprinkle on top of our greek yogurt. It came out extra crunchy, but it was my first time making it. Don't worry though I've revised it for you. 



Granola
Time: 1hr Prep and Cook

Ingredients:
- 2c of Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/3c of Coconut Oil ( You can substitute Nut Oil or Vegetable Oil)
Several of my family and friends have been using coconut oil recently so I decided to give it a try.  I love it! I bought my organic version at the store for nearly $10 but saw it at Trader Joes for somewhere around $5. Definitely worth trying, click here to check out the benefits and uses of Coconut Oil.
- 1/3c of Honey
- 1/3+c of Raw Almonds
- 1/3+c of Dried fruit (I like using cranberries)
- 1/4tsp of Vanilla
- 1/2tsp of Cinnamon
  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Melt your coconut oil, remove from heat and add your honey and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Place your oats, almonds, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together. You can add in any other type of nuts, chia seeds, coconut flakes, etc. at this point.
  4. Add your oil and honey mixture to the dry ingredients and make sure everything is evenly coated.
  5. Once the oats are coated place granola on a pan lined with parchment paper and pop it in the oven for about 30-35 mins.
  6. Halfway through cook time, mix in your dried fruit and toss the mixture.
  7. After the granola browned it to your liking, remove from oven and let it cool.
Enjoy adding whatever you want to this recipe!

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