Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Updated: Feb 22, 2021

Anything using oats, nuts and dried fruit equals a simple and healthy snack that adds that perfect balance of crunch and nutrition. Making my own granola has saved me time and money and below is a quick DIY of how I do it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups old fashioned oats

  • 1 cup of nuts and seeds (of choice) *

  • 1 cup dried fruit of choice*

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup melted butter or canola oil*

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Taste a pinch and adjust sweetener or flavors to your liking.

  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spread mixture evenly on sheet gently pressing down.

  • Bake for approximately 20-22 minutes, stir at 10 minutes and continue baking until a nice golden colour. Be careful not to over back as this mixture can burn easily.

  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before transferring to an air tight container or Ziploc bag. I store mine in a stainless-steel canister for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months.

Enjoy

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Notes:

The nuts, seeds and dried fruit are completely optional. What I use typically depends on what’s in my pantry. I've used sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews, flax seeds and chia seeds and when it comes to dried fruit; cranberries, raisins, apricots and or blueberries have been a personal favorite.


Use whatever oil or butter you prefer. In this case I used dairy free butter but I’ve also used canola oil as an alternative and coconut or vegetable oil are sample options.


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