Granola is a sweet, crunchy, and chewy option for breakfast that fills you up for the whole morning. Not only is it filling, but it gives you all of those amazing textures and flavors that make you feel satisfied when you eat it. Plus, it is super easy to make! It only takes 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to bake.
You can pour granola in a bowl and top it with milk, or you can add a handful of it to a peach parfait like this –> one.
You can even eat it all by itself while on the go!
I created this heavenly granola recipe one morning when I realized that I had way too many containers of oats in my cupboard and they needed to be used. Gotta love cleaning out cupboards only to realize you went a little crazy with one thing or another.
Here are three tricks for making really good granola:
- Make sure you use enough salt, but be careful not to add too much. I did that with one batch. Oops.
- If you want your granola to be clumpy, be sure that all of the granola is touching when you add it to the prepared baking sheet. Then, let it cool without moving it around. For non clumpy granola, be sure to stir it frequently after you take it out of the oven.
- The best ratio of fillers to oats is about 1.5 cups of filler for every 1 cup of oats.
Okay, on to the process!!
I told you that this recipe is super easy to make and I was not kidding!
All you do is add the oats, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, salt, spices, oil and honey to a bowl. Stir it up and then pat it into a rimmed baking sheet that is covered in parchment paper.
Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, pull it out and let it cool, then mix in the raisins and you’re done!
What could be better than homemade granola?!
Here is the recipe:
- 4 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1 cup of shredded coconut
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 3 T brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of good olive oil
- 1/2 cup of honey
- 1 cup of golden raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Then, line a rimmed baking sheet with some foil or parchment paper and set it aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the oatmeal, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut, cinnamon and salt. Once that is mixed nicely, add in the olive oil and then the honey and mix well. Note: if you add the olive oil first, the honey will easily slid out of the measuring cup.
- Pour the oatmeal mixture onto your prepared baking sheet, so that it is one thick layer, and bake it for 20 minutes (chewy clumps will form if you make sure it all touches). Remove it from the oven and let it cool while on the sheet (this will also help the clumps form).
- Once cooled, you can serve or store it in a plastic bag.
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