Saturday, April 9, 2011

Homemade granola

There is nothing like homemade granola...  It is super easy and so yummy to make.  You can change or delete the add in's to this granola.  You can use whatever nuts you like, and whatever fruit you like as well.  I have used dried cherries, blueberries and banana chips.  I have put salted cashews in for the nuts (after the mixture is cooled and skipped adding them to the mixture before it bakes) I have used just raisins, and dried apricots... anything goes... you can also skip the cinnamon but I really think it adds just the right touch... Also the sprinkle of a pinch of salt adds just the right touch as well... I hope you try this one... it is awesome... Enjoy

Homemade Granola

4 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup each honey, maple syrup & oil
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried fruit
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325.  In large bowl mix together oats, almonds & coconut.  Sprinkle mixture with cinnamon.  In another bowl whisk together the honey, maple syrup & oil.  Pour over oat mixture mixing well with large spoon.  Dump mixture onto large baking sheet evening out to a even thin layer.  Sprinkle mixture with just a pinch of salt.  Bake stirring every 10-15 minutes until light golden brown (about 35 minutes).  Remove from oven and stir one last time, let cool completely.  Add dried fruit and mix together.  Place in covered container and enjoy.


  1. This granola sounds fantastic...thank so much for sharing!!!

  2. I am a huge granola fan, especially sprinkled in my yogurt. Now I can make my own instead of buying it. Thanks Joelle.