Monday, July 9, 2012

Easy Almond Granola


The great thing about homemade granola is that it is cheaper than store bought - and you can make it pretty much however you like it!

Here's a recipe for granola how I like it, but feel free to switch up the type of nuts or dried fruit with what you like. The original recipe called for more maple syrup and brown sugar than I put in, because I don't like granola as sweet.

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats (don't use the instant kind)
2 cups slivered almonds
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup (plus 2 tbsp if desired) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (plus 2 tbsp if desired) maple syrup
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F

In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, coconut and the brown sugar.

In a different bowl, mix the maple syrup, oil, and salt until combined. Combine with the oat mixture and pour onto a sheet pan. Using the back of a wooden spoon, press the granola into the pan. This will make it so the oats will stick together so there are clusters of granola when you are done baking. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes without stirring.

Remove from oven and put into a large bowl for storing. Add the raisins and mix together.

Enjoy!


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Thanks again to Chelsea for another amazing recipe! I'm due to make another batch of granola and I think I will have to try Chelsea's version.  Sorry for the lack of posts last week, vacation was busier than I anticipated!

3 comments:

  1. There's nothing like a homemade granola. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Can't wait to try this Chelsea! I love granola in the morning and this version sounds so tasty!

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  3. i've been thinking about making my own because i don't like it sweet. this is perfect!

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